Tuesday Poems For Writers #Inspiration – Editing Hell!

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! This time we tackle editing!

Editing Hell!

Another word for editing
Could be simply - HELL
It's not enough to write a book
You need to rewrite it as well!

Blood sweat and tears go
Into every word you write
And the rereading and rewriting
Eats into every night

Your story - finally complete
You happily type 'The End'
Until you find a plot hole
It drives you round the bend!

Your beta finds a typo
You quickly get it fixed
Now to send to your editor
Will your story have them bewitched?

"Hmmm, not too bad, but change that bit
And sort out your point of view
I'm not to sure about this arc..."
Jeez, my story'll read like new!

"It's not a lot, just scrap those words
And these chapters too.
Write this instead, add more pizazz."
Original words left - a few

Weeks or months spent unpicking things
And stitching together again
I'll win this battle with my book
And the war too, with my pen!

Finally complete, though
It's not the tale originally planned
Still, another step closer to my dream
Of holding my book in my hand

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