I'd like to apologize upfront for the state of the logic in this post. Sleep, as it turns out, is important to brain function. I just chose not to remember that this week. It's worth it, though. I'm mostly sure.
It turns out, even when I'm not working on my MS, there's always editing to be done. (Why can I not be perfect the first time around? Come on, Universe. I'm not asking to be perfect at everything. Just the writing. Is that too much to ask?) Even if it's not fiction writing, I'm still working on things that need to be revised a hecka lot.
Editing my fiction, though, opened my eyes to some flaws in my writing that occur whether I'm writing fiction or non-fiction. Redundancy seems to be a consistent feature across the board. I will have to work on that one, I know.
When I remarked to The Other One that I would need to trust my reader, she replied, "Honey, just try to remember you're writing for a human being, not a goldfish."
Okay, here goes: I do solemnly swear to remember that my readers are human beings and are therefore capable of remembering things over a period of more than five seconds. **crosses heart**
Do you do much editing outside of your fiction? Have you noticed a trend in your editing or writing? Any good advice you've gotten or been given lately you'd like to share.