When I edit my own text, I make comments like those shown in the images. A few of my own:
- Nice start — dig deeper
- Just say what you mean
- You lost me
- Feels fake — write from the heart (or, write to your muse)
When I write books I try to complete a chapter, then get away from it for at least a month, then come back and edit it like this.
The images here are from the excellent movie, Finding Forrester.