As far as my novel goes, I've been editing since finishing the second draft. I finished my "by-line" edit at 1:30 in the morning. Basically what by-line means, is that I implemented all of the grammatical edits that my beta readers pointed out, and made a list of all the plot points and additions that I need to make. Four pages of plot additions/changes stand between me and a finished third draft. After that draft, I'll do another read through, implement any changes I see that need to be made, and give it to a few final beta readers. Then I'll implement those changes and do a final read through. After that? Submission to literary agents! This is my sixth novel and the first one that I'm publishing (fingers crossed). It's a long journey, but I know it'll be worth it. I look forward to what the future has to hold, and won't stop believing (don't stop...believin') in my writing.
Until next time,
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