Marinate for 4 weeks
When I’m in full on editing mode, I go cross-eyed. I can’t see “the wood for the trees.”
Putting aside my writing to “marinate” is important. Like marinating meat, putting your writing aside makes the flavours richer.
I’ve got a bad memory and when I put something away in the drawer, I completely forget the details. After a period of a month or so, I regain some objectivity about my work. I can see flaws and where to focus next.
And on occasion, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by my own work. Hoorah!
Do you have a rule for resting your work?
Tomorrow – Tip#4 Thwarting Resistance.