Ah…the editing process. What a difficult, tall mountain that is to climb. You think for a moment that you’ve reached the top, but then, as if it is a tree, the mountain grows, springing up into the air with the sound of a waterfall crashing, higher and higher until you think that it is impossible to arrive at your goal. How can one possibly persevere against this Tower of Doom, this Tower of Tediousness? The editing process…what a woeful experience.
What does one need to climb this mountain, to ascend this tower? Can he rely alone on the strength of his mind; his own, fresh ideas? Certainly, this will help, but no. Can he rely on the aid of others? This will give him an advantage, a new way of seeing things, but in the end his own friends cannot do what he himself must do. And can he even rely on the inspiration that can so easily be absorbed from his surroundings; the beauty of a countryside, the influential works of other artists, or the impressive feat of another? No, not even this will help him overcome his foe, his challenger. What is necessary for someone to overcome the beast that is the editing process?
All of the suggestions that I have given, a fresh mind, the views of others, and inspiration, come together to make what is necessary to defeat the editing process. But what binds these together?
I don’t care who you are or how good you are at writing. If you don’t have discipline, you can’t write a book, and you will not be able to overcome the editing process. Your own willpower must be strengthened and it must remain firm, for if you persevere, remaining disciplined, and true to your quest, you can overcome the editing process. You can defeat the beast that terrorizes the World of Writing.
Get ready! The beast has begun his assault!
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