The above linked article talks about how editing was done before the days of word processing and Post-its. It was very interesting to me how resourceful authors had to be. Leaving spaces, cut and pin, etc. I am amazed at how well the books came out. It just shows that the tools we currently use are not as important as the words and getting the thoughts out.
I don’t always sleep well. I wake up at all hours of the night. The worst time to wake up is 4 am. It doesn’t leave a lot of time to fall back asleep and get up on time for work.
Sometimes, I attempt to edit blog posts that I have started and haven’t published. I can’t sleep, so I may as well be productive, right?
The problem with early morning editing is that I am not usually awake enough to be coherent. I usually have to edit again once I’m fully awake. I have had a few slip through and I have friends kind enough to point the errors out, or they ignore the errors. If they are pointed out, I do attempt to fix the errors. That’s what friends are for, right?