I'm beta reading the first few chapters of a friend's novel and at her request am being quite thorough with style editing. Fine with me given that I'm pretty a damn good prose stylist--my posts here generally look like shit because they're usually first drafts, I promise--but that particular style of editing can be difficult because it requires you to think of how to restructure and rewrite sentences and make suggestions on that, not just note grammatical errors and such. That the editor she has hired has instructed her to give the first few chapters to eight beta readers, cut down to four to send the middle stuff, and then cut down to two to send the end stuff to does not help matters because I have a competitive streak and thus become all the more hell-bent on doing it right.
In short, my brain is fucking fried and I need to find something else to do so I can go back and knock out the third and final chapter later this evening. (For reference, the section I've edited is 40 pages in Word, size 12 font, standard margins...and 43 pages long with my edits included.)