For some, it's the bane of their writerly existence. For others, it's the best part of everything, because the hard part (getting those pesky ideas down on paper) is already done.
As a writer, I realize that editing is sort of important *cough* necessary *cough* but I'm in the former camp. I don't do well with editing, and editing doesn't often do well with me.
As some of you might know, I'm in the process of writing my first novel, and since the second draft is complete, I've started the process of editing the darn thing - which means I had to come up with a method that kept me on track, and that didn't feel quite so much like resigning myself to rewriting the whole novel (again).
Obviously - that meant that I should record myself reading it out loud and editing as I went. That's the natural second option, right? :)
This process has helped me learn more about myself as a writer, and about my narrative voice (more on that another time). If you've never read your own work aloud, or never listened to yourself reading it, I highly suggest that you give it a try.
For now, content yourself with listening to me read my work instead. The audio recording linked here is pages 5-6 of Chapter 1, Part 1 of my novel, Lost Star. Enjoy. *bows*
If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments, feel free to let me know! I'm always happy to hear back from my readers/listeners.