Mladen Reljanović over at Writer to Writers has penned an encouraging piece on every author’s most disliked part of the craft: editing.
“Book editing can get tough. It is the least creative thing a writer does. It’s calculating, playing by the rules, provoking exact emotion at exact pages. I could go all day like this – but you get the picture. No one likes editing their work when they can create more new stuff!
“But, you still have to do it. Even if you are about to hire an editor, you still have to revise your work before you hand it over. So, regardless of whether you are hiring an editor or not, we’ll cover the editing steps.”
When Stewart Hudson travels back in time to stop the killing of President Kennedy, he plans to accomplish this confronting Lee Harvey Oswald. But not only does Stewart discover Oswald is innocent of the crime, he also finds himself in the unique position of being Oswald’s only alibi.
When complications trap Stewart Hudson in 1963, the wife of his future grandson confronts his future self before he takes the fateful trip to 1963. Her intention is to ensure Stewart gets it right this time, but she quickly learns that meddling in the affairs of the past always has its consequences.