Anyway, there’s your editing shop talk. I’m making more conscious decisions in my editing process and that feels good.
Editing as a godsend
I have another, more personal, essay for Wildland Trekking hopefully going live next week. From both of these pieces my main takeaway is: holy crap working with an editor is so helpful. All these Ramblers are created in a vacuum, which is great for building my unfiltered voice, but man an editor can elevate work in such obvious ways. Glaring issues or story gaps, points I think are obvious that need to be explained, redundant prose getting removed, all great for me to see with their help. The experience makes me want to find a way to get more eyes on my work more often, and the best answer I have so far for that is getting work published, for no better reason than to get an honest edit.
So I’m ruminating on more essay ideas and also learning how to pitch publications, which is another fun new experience.
There are loads more images from this year so far to share, more stories from Ireland and Scotland, and some travel topics I’m excited to cover.
I’m approaching a year on the road at the end of July and will likely have some things to say about that. But I’m curious if there is anything about this experience y’all want to know about? Anything from ‘why’ to ‘how did you fit everything in your car?’. Do y’all want to know about anything specific? I’d be happy to share.
As always, thanks for reading.