Editing can be a trying time for many writers. I can speak from experience. Editing is the general term used for a myriad of things which go under the same umbrella, such as: rewrites, organizing chapters, first, second, and third drafts, etc., and then finally edits, before our work is even sent to an editor to start revisions. That’s a lot of work for writers.
Today I’m reblogging a helpful article from K.M. Weiland whose newsletter on all things writing, I’ve been subscribing to for a few years now. Her articles are a wealth of information. And in today’s post, you will find some helpful info on organizing your work in the editing stages.
“How to organize your novel’s edits can seem like a complicated question. Use these 6 steps to make things as simple and straightforward as possible.”
“One of the reasons editing a novel can sometimes feel like the insurmountable Mt. Never Gonna Get There is because you don’t have a clear path forward. Facing a big edit–with lots of feedback from various sources–is like facing down the mopping up after a hurricane. You’ve got the manpower and the know-how. But first you have to figure out how to put them to use. After all, you can’t move forward until you know the first step. . .” Continue Reading