I’ve delved back into the horror that is editing.
It’s worse than I remembered.
Basically, I sat down this week and decided to edit a picture book that I’ve written, BEAU’S NOSE. I’ve been re-writing, editing, chopping, cutting, re-writing some more, and then repeating the whole bitter process. And I still can’t decide if I need to chop a big element out (I’m leaning towards no) or just simply remove all the “he said” and “she said” that clutters it up. Either way, I’ve removed 100 words from it and given it a rhythmic element and it still isn’t “quite” there yet. And I’m at a loss as to how to get it over that final hump.
So, I’m letting it “sit” for a couple days.
Meanwhile, I am going to go down and read through that stack of children’s books again. Maybe I’ll figure out what I’m doing wrong with a hearty overdose of other people’s work!