I am elbow deep in some of my last revisions on this particular novel. (hopefully) And the whole time I'm editing I'm panicking. Terrifying questions keep popping in my head with every word I change or take out.
Thankfully, I'm FINALLY confident in the story. And pleased with the new scene I added and the change to the beginning I have made. But the nagging questions about everything else keep tormenting me.
How do you know where editing ends and butchering begins?
What is to stop you from cutting up your baby in the quest to publication perfection so badly that it is unrecognizable?
And how can you tell if the carving is for the better or you have just destroyed your baby?
And what is even worse, I'm suspicious that the answers will be similar to "you just know" or some vague, unhelpful crap like that.
The panic may be over nothing. But. What if it isn't?
Ah, well. Here is another round of WV!(not to be confused with VD) I think it will become a regular thing around here, unless you guys don't like it?
So tell me, anyone seen any good word verifications of their own lately?
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