This is a new series of posts that show editing in a whole new light. Editing is what you do naturally when you look at something and decide to change it. It might be a little bit or a lot, and it’s not just for words.
This is a frame I made last year December. It was
my first try. I made 4 more as Christmas gifts. This is the worst one. Why? Your first draft is your worst. I didn’t practice and test drive my idea. When I finished, I found flaws. Look closely at the right side. You’ll see gaps because I did 4 thin strips. My daughter immediately suggested doing 1 wide one. Frames 2-5 are better because my daughter edited my first attempt, and best of all, she loved her gift! I’m so glad she looked.
The inside is the same on all 5 frames. Why? I tried maybe thirty different ways to put it together. I settled on my favorite. This is it. Would you believe now, a year later, I’d change it? I’d add a border between the top and bottom pictures. Editing never stops. Before you turn in your next assignment, project, or test, EDIT! You will find your flaws, and you’ll be glad you found them. Happy editing!
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!