I have done it! I have finished editing my friend’s novel. It’s a good story; a really good story. He just needs tons of help on smoothing out all the rough spots. He gots a whole lotta rough spots.
The important part is that I have finished! It was a much more involved task than I had thought it would be, but I can say it was well worth the effort. By going through his book so methodically, I have taught myself a great deal about writing that will now be re-applied towards my own First Novel.
And now I’ve also exhausted one of the my main excuses for not writing the rest of my first draft, so… onwards ever onwards.