Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EDITING your manuscript

(post contributed by Brooke Hargett)

.... and we're back.  Sorry for the lapse in postings, but we are recommitting!  

I found this awesome blog: and found some really helpful information when you are getting ready for an edit of your manuscript.  I just recently finished my complete first draft (YAY!!) so this is something I've been thinking about a lot recently.  I want to make sure I'm focused on the right things when I'm doing this so I don't have to do a zillion edits.

The first  I'm featuring of the Editor's Blog is a list of specific things to be watching out for when you begin editing:

The second one is a final cleanup list:

I also suggested a book called Object Lessons by The Paris Review, which is a collection of 20 author's favorite short stories with their comments.  It's supposed to bean awesome tool for aspiring writers. 

This month is also NaNoWriMo which several of us are participating in (I was, but due to a more intense knee surgery recovery than I was planning on, I'm sadly bowing out until next year).  But good luck to my everyone who's participating!  Until next time- which will be sooner rather than later... Happy writing!