I always thought editing was more fun doing than the first draft, because the hard part is already done, the getting the words on paper bit.
Now I am not so sure any more.
I am editing my thriller Escaping your past at the moment. Really thorough editing. The one where you throw out your darlings, filling in plotholes and other fun stuff. I am even contemplating moving part of the story to a totally different country, which means I have to do a whole new set of research.
Most of the time, my mantra goes on repeat in the back of my head. ‘It’s going to get better than it was before. It’s going to get better than it was before…‘
Right now I am on page 47, I had hoped to be further along, but it takes very much longer than I expected.
In the mean time I am cheating by starting something new and fresh at CampNaNoWriMo. A new thriller that is much more fun than editing my old worn out story. Not the best tactics I know, but very good procrastination if I may say so.
Back to the camp fire!