I have been meaning to write here to let you know how much I appreciate your post. I feel they have been motivating and benefical especially the subject of editing.
I just finished a first draft and the editing has taken me MONTHS and I mean MONTHS, just finding the best most thorough process was the hardest part. When I finished all of my research the actual editing took me three weeks - unbelieveable. I wasted so much time and now I am making those corrections and will do the same editing process again and then ask a friend to read it. I am finally on target and your post was encouraging because I believe editing is very important.
Thanks again and keep up the great posts.