Sadly, this is the truth of the matter. I hate editing so much. Really, I do. But it’s definitely worth it too. I didn’t really expect that taking a month’s break from it would help so much. I edited it 5 times right after I finished, and I couldn’t find much to change. The last two times, I waited a while, and it really helped me decide what I was missing and what I needed to delete. Agents and editors really know what they’re talking about when they say to just store away your manuscript and distract yourself with another project. Have fun writing!