Check out this great post from Rachel Poli with 9 steps to editing your novel.
One question I tend to ask myself when editing my novels is:
Where do I start?
I make a list of notes to edit as I write. Sometimes I’ll write a scene and make a note whether it’s really needed or not. Sometimes I make notes about the characters or the pacing of the story.
Yet, even though I have that list, I begin editing and I find myself just reading. I’m reading like a reader, not editing like an editor.
But first drafts are always terrible, right? So there’s a lot to go through, a lot to think about, a lot to change. It takes a long time and a lot of extra drafts and trees.
So, I’ve decided, in an attempt to get myself a little more organized with my own editing, I’d come up with a process for it. Maybe this will work, maybe it won’t. But…
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