D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies with a reminder that as well as editing our writing we should also edit our lives from time to time to get rid of things and people that might be interrupting the flow…. #recommended..
We as writers talk about editing a lot because it’s part of our profession.
But editing is something we also do in our everyday lives. We make plans that may have to change, so we edit and reschedule.
When we speak, we should think before we verbalize a typo, which can be corrected by apologizing and changing to the correct word.
We edit our lives when we delete things or people from our lives. We proofread important documents before signing them (or we should) to ensure we agree with what’ we’re signing.
A writer would never just throw a first draft into the world. A writer’s work needs a timeout, a timeframe to marinate in itself while the writer distances herself for awhile, so she can come back with fresh eyes and perspective on her work to edit and revise before it’s ready for the professional editor. It’s a process like life. We must edit our work like we must remember to make the edits in our life in the same fashion.
Head over to read the rest of the post in full.. and think about some edits in your life might bring some benefits…