Editing. A dirty word. A panicky-word. A dreadful word.
An often procrastinated responsibility. Filled with new mistakes.
Crammed with insecurity. Sometimes more red than black.
A comedy of errors. Riddled with indecisiveness.
“Why do I bother?” “What difference will a comma make?” “Why didn’t I pay attention in eighth grade language arts?”
Kills the flow. Screws the vibe. Devolves the creative energy.
Soul-sucking. Anger-building. Anxiety-establishing.
“Semicolons?” “What? No exclamation marks?” “I think double punctuation marks are okay!!!”
Typos. Word choice. Juxtaposition.
Boring. Tedious. Frustrating.
A necessary task.
Image: Thomas Jefferson, June 1776, Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence
source: Library of Congress