I've completed the second rewrite of my manuscript. While I'm generally pleased with the storylines -- plot and subplots -- there's still a lot of work to be done.
As mentioned in previous posts, I usually go through a manuscript 10 or 11 times before I'm satisfied enough with it to submit it to my publisher. I was hoping it wouldn't be the case with this manuscript, I know now that it will be the same as the others. Poor me.
But by putting more effort (rewrites) into the manuscript, that means a richer read when the process is completed. And isn't that what we strive for as authors?
So I'm going to take a 12-day break from the manuscript, give it lots of thought and take notes here and there, and return to it with renewed vigor and fresher eyes. I know I mention eyes a lot, but it's important to see something in a different light. If not, you read over words without seeing them -- and oftentimes you see them when they aren't there.
Until the next time...