I stole this from A.S. King, because it’s brilliant (as is A.S. King).
The Universe at Large conspired to pack the month of April with all variety of stress and activities so my goal of finishing rewrites by April 30th has been woefully under-accomplished. Final stages of editing are always harder. It’s not like the early drafts when your primary concern is getting scenes down and fleshing out characters. Now everything has to work. And you don’t move on until it does.
As Tiffany Madison said: “While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism.”
Hence, I am in an editing cave. I’m not coming out to blog unless someone’s dying.