I am feeling a little bit sorry for myself today. I planned to have edited my WIP ready for my CPs by the end of the month. I know it's not over yet, but I am less than halfway through, and unless I give up sleeping, it's not going to happen!
In order to make this post less depressing, I am going to focus on what I HAVE achieved.
1. I have four chapters ready for critiquing that I am pretty happy with.
2. I have managed to get my overall word count down from 155,000 to a little over 116,000. I still have more to cut, but I am thrilled that I have been able to get rid of huge chunks of useless words. (Does that sound like I was a bit too brutal? LOL! I also had to resist the urge to go back and edit point 2 ...)
3. The pressure on myself has eased since my WIP is moving forwards. I don't deal well with stress, so this is a huge plus for me.
4. I have spent a lot of time engaging in conversation with other writers, and I think I have managed to soak up some useful things!
I never used to like taking small steps. By nature, I am a leaper! But when it comes to writing, there is no rushing the process. I'd rather spend a long time editing a small section well than rushing and leaving it sloppy. I'm confident that editing will become a little easier the more I do it, so I am very much using this is a learning process.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!