Writing and Editing, 47

“Editing. It’s like dieting; except a lot more violent.” ~ Leya Delray

I, for one, have not dieted in a long time. My memories of the process are still vivid though. Therefore, I confidently say: I can relate. As for the quote’s part on “editing”, I know that my confidence is incomparably stronger; for, I have been self-editing and editing for other authors nonstop for an extensive period of time. So, this statement holds true as far as I am concerned.

Writing and Editing, 35

“Editing. It’s like dieting; except a lot more violent.” ~ Leya Delray

I agree with this claim. I only want to add “self-editing” to the equation. When it comes to my own writings, I am often in a turmoil of a large variety of emotions, thoughts and judgments. I have recently completed a new book. Prose poetry. I forget how many drafts I have worked on (I am afraid to look at that folder . . .) And I know that the “best editing” will materialize on the print-copy, as my dear publisher would say. How about you?