I have spent the past couple weeks re-editing Book II of my series. Book I is already completed and been through my editor.
What amazes me as I do these edits is that the work does not seem like my own. This stands out more with Book II, as Book I needed some serious editing. Book II is smoother and as such, really feels like another author's work.
At the same time, I know the story well enough that it's almost like reading a diary. I can see the story and remember it as if it happened to me.
I wonder now many other authors share this experience?
"The quality of a person't life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of the chosen field of endeavor."
- Vincent T. Lombardi