I've come to the conclusion that edits are a part of a writer's life. Probably the biggest part.
The idea of the story seems to be the easiest, the writing follows naturally, but the editing - that's where the dues are paid. The writing, re-writing, reading, re-reading, crossing out, cutting, pasting, adding, re-wording and the opening and closing of the trusty ole' Thesaurus is the everyday norm.
Today is no exception. I'm in the middle of editing chapter 11 of Orientation - and I love every grueling minute of it.
Gotta run - found an 'ly' adverb hidden within a passive sentence.
Till next time,