- J. Lamont
Adventures in Editing: Road-Trippin' in the USA
Updated: Apr 30, 2022
Who says you can't edit your current WIP while enjoying a coastal road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway?
Well, it's no secret that this is my first time editing a completed rough draft. Though I've written full-length novels before, I always get bored with them by the time I finish them, and never go through the editing process.
“The great thing about road-tripping is that I find myself in a car for HOURS... That is the perfect time to do nothing but edit my current WIP.”
I'd be lying if I said that the urge to punt kick this WIP to the curb and start on my next project wasn't heavy on my desire list. I'm totally feeling a whole new story unraveling in my mind.
But's the point of writing, writing, writing, and never truly finishing it up and revealing it to the world?
Adventures in Editing: Road Trip Edition
We're campers, 100%! We love finding ourselves in the middle of nowhere. And road-tripping falls in line with that so easily.
The great thing about road-tripping is that I find myself in a car for HOURS. Sometimes, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous, like the windy road of the Pacific Coast Highway. But sometimes, that road is... well, pretty boring (like driving down Highway 5 in the middle of California). That is the perfect time to do nothing but edit my current WIP.
And that's exactly what I did!
Six hours later, I had powered through 10 chapters. (Hey, it might not sound like much, but we had a lot of pitstops along the way.) I still have about 2 thirds of my novel left to review, but it's a great start!