I’m Done Editing, but What Comes Next?

Hey there!

My apologies for waiting to post for 3 weeks. In my defense, I meant to post last week! And yesterday. But then I got kind of swamped with schoolwork.

But let’s get on to today’s post, shall we? 😃

After going over my story Chapter by Chapter, I have officially finished this huge, mega-edit of my story.

But what comes next?

Drumroll, please.

*drumroll*

You do it again.

I know your thoughts are going to be along the lines of ‘death 😵’ but just listen for one itybity minute!

Think about it: you’ve done major edits to your story. You have changed scenes, put in new ones, scrapped some completely… basically, your story is the same plot, but definitely different.

But now that you’ve done such major edits, we need to get down to the nitty-gritty.

a.k.a. let’s-find-all-the-typos-and-better-descriptive-words.

Fuuuuuuuuun.

But as much as you don’t really want to do this, think of how embarrassing it would be to have readers emailing you to say that you have typos in your book! Or that it was boring and non-descriptive.

This edit shouldn’t be as severe as the first one (unless you have super bad grammar) and will take less time. You just need to read through what you’ve written, and correct things as you go. No total-rewriting of the book.

Writing is a long journey, but don’t worry, we’re getting there!

Update on my story

Good news! I finally have finished my second edit, and currently, am working on the cover.

And news! I added a new page to my blog, that you can find above in the Menu. I know how hard it can be sometimes for writers to think of things to write, so it’s a page where you can get 30 Writing Prompts! Yaaaaaay!

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Have you finished your first edit yet?

Ready to move onto this part of the process?

-Julia

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