Freelance edting suprisingly easy to do…

Published February 18, 2010 by barbaraannwright

In that, it’s easier to do edits for someone else than work on my own stuff. ^_^ I’m still working on my own manuscript, but not like I was. On the editing, though, I’m cruising right along. It’s amazing what a motivator money is.

On a slightly crappy note, the first agent I wanted to send my newest project to is closed to submission for the time being. Harsh. Hopefully, she’ll be open to them again in the near future. In the meantime, I better move someone else to the top of my list. I’m getting ready to query again, and that’s always exciting. Rejection is inevitable, but I like the feeling of a new beginning. I’m NOT looking forward to a new query letter and synopsis, though. I’d rather try and eat my own head. I’m sure many of you feel the same.

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11 comments on “Freelance edting suprisingly easy to do…

  • I like editing other people’s work better than my own, too. Unfortunately I don’t make money at it.

    Lately I’ve put aside my novel to work on home remodeling projects and paperwork for the appointment with our CPA next week. Next month I hope to get caught up, and start querying by April. (I’ve been saying that for months, but maybe it will come true this time…)

  • I don’t critique for money, but am in a critique group, and I agree – it is easier to edit someone else’s m/s. I wish I could see more of the edits I need to in mine.

  • I totally agree that editing someone else’s work is easier. I just wish it weren’t so. Then I could have a killer manuscript. Until then, I will slog away with my painful self-edits and hope something mildly good comes out of it!

    : )

  • I agree that editing someone’s work is easier. When I get my work critiqued by someone else, I wonder, how did I miss this? We get stuck on our own voices, I think.

    Good luck with query, synopsis, and submitting. Each submission offers new hope.

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