My Love-Hate Relationship with Editing by Becky Martinez


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What does that word conjure up in your mind? Is it something good, or is it simply something that is drudgery because it has to be done.  I have to admit I have a love-hate affair with editing, and I suppose a good many other writers feel that way too, whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction. These days I have been jumping back and forth between both. While I am writing a sequel to a fiction book, I just finished editing a non-fiction book that will be out soon on creating great villains. I am also working on editing one of my fiction books for its debut on audio. In other words, editing has become a big part of my writing time at the moment.
When I was writing non-fiction on a daily deadline, editing was a luxury I didn’t always have. When you are given five minutes to write a news story that is going to be the top lines of a television newscast with an audience that could be more than a million people, you learn to get it right the first time around. You might not...
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