Everything You Need To Know BEFORE You Start To Edit

I had to share this post also which describes the difference between revising and editing! Fabulous discussion!

Sacha Black

Before EditingI finished the first draft of my novel in August last year. I was B.U.Z.Z.I.N.G I’d finally done what I said I’d do – write a book… Ok, I finished a draft.

I listened to the advice you gave on what I should do next, which was… Nothing – Lock the manuscript in a dark cupboard and throw away the key for months. I did. Sort of. I may have peaked at the first few chapters.

That was a mistake.

It was of course, total shit. More than shit, I wouldn’t have wiped my butt cheeks with it. Seriously. I may have cried, ok, I didn’t cry. But I did shed some tears on the inside. All those months of sweat and tapping, for what? A massive steaming pile of turd. A twitch formed on my eyelid as a heady mix of panic and fear set in. How was I ever…

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5 thoughts on “Everything You Need To Know BEFORE You Start To Edit

  1. I read this a while back but wanted to keep it, thanks for reposting this time I pinned it for reference. A superb post, the best editting advice I have found… where it wasn’t lost of course 😉

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  2. I love this idea! If I can concentrate on checking flow and structure, I can probably catch silly typos while I’m doing that; which will make the editing – when I finally allow myself to call it editing – a bit less stressful! 😀

    Wendy Anne Darling

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