Those who have followed my writing progress, especially involving “Ripples in the Chalice,” will know that I frequently lamented about the editing process, complete with the hashtag #editingsucks. It often felt like an unsurmountable obstacle to publishing, but a necessary one if I wanted my work to be legitimate.

Now that the process is over and Ripples is available for your reading pleasure, I can look back and sigh with relief.

There are those who love editing, but I’m guessing they are in the minority (such as author Cheri Lasota). For the rest of you who share my grave displeasure in the hard work of editing, know this: You are not alone. But keep at it. Don’t let it get you down. Don’t let it beat you. Even in the darkest hour when there doesn’t even seem to be a ray of hope, trust me, there is and it will all be worth it.

Posted below is a sample of one of my pages from my outline as I worked on my edits. It will give you an idea of what I had to go through and hopefully will look familiar to you if you are in the editing process. Also, if you have read Ripples you will get a peak behind the scenes on how the story originally played out.

RIC edit page