With editing, it is bitter sweet. I know that the purpose is to cut the fluff that doesn't add to the story but in fact slows the story down. But, I am a painter by nature. Meaning, I like to paint a picture rather than get straight to the point. So you can imagine how painful it is to edit. To read those words and think they sound great but then to look at them logically and ask the most important question that every writer must face.
"Does this move the story forward?"
Harder yet is when I know the answer is no. No equals a big red "X".
More so...I want to be done editing so I can go back to what I really love. Writing.
Editing is a necessary part of being an author, but first you start with writing. And writing is what most authors love most about their craft.