Monday, May 29, 2017
Progress Report—Back to the Manuscript (Editing Update-Part Two)
I've spent the past month going over edits on my next novel. I'll be returning it to my editor in two days, then await the galley proof for one more read.
The past few weeks have been grueling at times, especially when seeing things I wish I had caught before sending it to the publisher. That's a big reason to have an editor. They fix things you think you see and take away things the readers shouldn't see.
She also made recommendations on dialogue, scenes, and body language—and a few other things—that she believed would strengthen the story. Some I accepted, prompting a few rewrites; and some I rejected because I felt didn't reflect the characters' personalities (only the author truly knows the characters although editors can flesh out more information).
I also found a few other problems that I was able to correct while reading the manuscript two times.
Once I finish with the galley proof, I'll turn my attention to the third book in the Old Ways and New Days series.
Until the next time. . . .