Most reading this are probably not old enough to know what "wax on, wax off" means--it's from the original Karate Kid, from 1984, staring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.
One of Mr. Miyagi's many other sayings was "Focus, Daniel-son!" He meant to focus one's energy on one spot and to not have one's mind wander around.
Lately, as I'm plowing through the edits in Shadowkill, I'm finding myself having a difficult time moving forward. My editing technique was to take 3-4 chapters at a time and clean them up. I'm finding this not really working for me.
So, I'm revising how I edit: one chapter at a time. It's time-consuming, but I'm finding myself getting through chapters in a day or two. Now, I know what you're thinking: "Why can't I get more done in a day?" I'm trying, and with a family, a cancer-recovering wife, and a full-time job, this is the way to go at this point. As I get used to this, I'll probably clean up at least a chapter a day and I'll get done with the book sooner.
I've finished editing chapters 16 and 17. This is out of 52 chapters. Still a long ways to go, but I am making progress.