Here is excellent advice on what to do with your completed first draft, and how to go about the editing process. I’m keeping this info handy!
Finished the First Draft
Once you have poured your heart and soul onto the page, you can’t help dreaming this manuscript could be a best seller. I think most writers have that thought cross their mind each time they type The End.
Before you start planning on spending the millions your book is going to make, you need to do a couple of things first.
- Set the work aside for a week to a month, depending on how impatient you are. Let things settle in your mind, work on another piece of writing or an outline for a new story. Do not touch what you just finished, no matter how great the urge.
Tic-toc. Tic-toc. Tic-toc.
- Time has passed. Pick up the manuscript you finished and read it. Keep a notebook handy, because you will find things that need to be fixed. Whether it’s punctuation, grammar, or plot holes. Make…
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