editing tools in old days

Jane Austen

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.

This is a photo from the article. I can’t quite figure out the system, but it looks interesting.

4 am editing

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?