How to destroy your writing career
I have a tendency to download free first in series novels written by indie authors. I’ve found some really good authors that way, but I’ve also made a disturbing discovery. There are a lot of new authors who feel their first draft is good enough for publishing. When I (and I’m sure many other readers) come across books like this, I don’t read beyond the first chapter, if I even make it that far.
I’m sure nothing I say will ever change the minds of people who don’t believe editing can improve their work. But I also know there are a lot of new authors who just can’t afford an editor. I was in that same position, and I know how difficult it can be. So here are some ideas to get around having an editor until you can afford one….
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