I borrowed this blog through the graciousness of Paula Martin who authored it. I thought it very valuable for those who want to get their manuscript as ready as it can be. This is a great way to surprise your editor, if you have one. Thanks to Paula Martin for great advice. You can follow her progress on her website.
|Author, Paula Martin|
I tend to do some basic editing as I write the first draft, but once the whole story is written, here’s my usual process with each chapter:
1. Read through the chapter, and adjust the elements of the story where necessary – add, delete, amend etc, and check for repeated/unnecessary explanations, and also for continuity. This can also involve going back to earlier chapters to check, add, or delete there too, or making a note to remind myself for later chapters.