Even famous authors do them
Yup, as you can see the next Natalie King series is undergoing a big rewrite currently, as Anne Buist shares here. So if you’re struggling at the thought of rewrites, take heart — all authors do them.
Ask just one question
Will it make it better?
I say that every time I do an edit: I want to make the book better. Which is why I cut, and ask questions (which admittedly can sound silly), but there’s always a reason for everything I put into an edit.
It is an essential part of the process, like Anne says, and every author does them.