Nine Steps for Editing Your Novel
After months of forcing yourself to write regularly, pushing through writer’s block, reconsidering plot points, and diving deep into your characters’ lives, you have a finished first draft of your novel.
You haven’t touched the file in a few days, weeks, or maybe even months. But now that you’ve had a break, you know what comes next: editing.
While editing comes naturally for some, others struggle to find the stamina to revise their work, and still others don’t even know where to begin. Facing a rough draft of 50,000 words or more can be pretty daunting. But, just like writing your first draft, approaching this stage with a plan of action can help you navigate your revisions with confidence.
Let’s look at nine steps that will give you a clear route toward your edited novel.
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