Editing 2

So I just spent 4 days being a real life writer. And it was great. I haven’t got through as much as I wanted but my novel has grown by 10,000 words, which hopefully is a good thing. Of course they could be 10,000 rubbish words which wouldn’t be good, and I won’t know until I drop it in my Kindle and read it. But I’m not going to do that until I get to the end. It won’t be long now. I think a few 6.00 am sessions before work should do it.

It’s really hard, this editing lark. But it is worthwhile. I think maybe there should be an ‘editing-your-own-writing-course’. Maybe there is. It’s so much easier editing other people’s work because you don’t have such a close relationship with the characters.

So this edit is for the PhD (yes it’s still going on!) and the thought that I have to go through all this again after it’s been submitted to the publisher and different changes are required fills me with joy…

Published by Muli

I am the Coordinator of the MFA Creative Writing in UWI, St Augustine. My research interests are women's voices, memory and migration. I'm also interested in how we, as a university, engage with the wider community to help changes at grassroots level.

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