Editing seems to get a bad reputation in the circle of writers near me, especially those just starting or those trying to get back to their feet. You know how the advice goes: Turn your inner editor off and get on writing!
I’m getting that advice a lot.
Which is good advice, really. I wouldn’t be writing anything at all otherwise, because my inner editor is very loud and terribly distracting.
That being said, let me also tell you this: Your editors aren’t out to get you. Not the real ones, and possibly not even the one in your head.