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Completed my reading, editing and revising of “Returnee” today. I thought it had been so polished before.

 

I was a bit off.

It wasn’t ugly but there were small mistakes. Disturbing to find such mistakes but not incredibly surprising. Our minds can be magnificently devious providing interpretations what we see and what we’re told we see.

I didn’t read the whole novel. Once I edited the first sections, I had to re-number the chapters. The story kept drawing me in as I did. So I edited, revised and polished more. And, I think, if I set it aside and come back to it in a few more weeks, I’d probably find more errors or places for further polishing, a case for having copy editors and editors.

I’m an impatient writer, though, and want to get on with other things to be written, stories to be told, stories to be finished. Novels.

So. What to do tomorrow. On with the editing and revising or continuing with the latest novel in progress? The Writer wants to go with the latter. He’ll probably win. It’s easier. Safer. More fun.

 

He likes it when I write like crazy.

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