Switch your view // Day 87

When you're writing your initial draft of the book, it's okay for your view to be your own. It's a personal and private process. You're spilling, as we say.

Then there comes the point at which it's time to switch your view. You and your editor read with the lens of someone outside you — someone who has not your context nor your inherent understanding of what you've been meaning to say.

The editing process is all about clarifying your work for this unassuming reader. It requires you to switch your view.

Slowly, your book is transitioning to something more than just your own. Slowly, it's becoming an experience you're sharing with your reader. Are you willing to switch your view to ensure the meeting of mind and heart with another?