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Why Editing Sucks And What To Do About It
Write of Passage Featured Article
Do you love writing first drafts, but hate editing? Well do I have an essay for you:
It’s my most edited article ever, written in collaboration with Michael Deanand from the Write of Passage team.
For your eyes only, here’s a jettisoned snippet because Garrett thought it was getting too meta:
The promise of the title appears hypocritical–if Christin claims to know what to do to make editing suck less, her demeanor as she retypes this essay to show Michael and Garrett betrays her. Instead of writing with joyful intention and clarity, she grits through jaw tension and clings to yet another reverse outline.
Whether you get sadistic joy from checking out this super-meta article, or want to embrace the editing process and find unexpected spiritual fulfillment, the essay might satisfy your curiosity.
P.S. I’m away on a weeklong silent retreat at Insight Retreat Center with Gil Fronsdal and Paul Haller next week. I hope to serve you with fresh perspectives on writing and spiritual practice upon return.