Here is where you really get to celebrate, you have a finished polished book! JK this is where the rest of it begins.
There are two major ways to get a book published. Traditionally or on your own with self-publishing. Both have their advantages and disadvantages and navigating the publishing side of writing takes a whole different set of skills including, marketing and business.
Ah you’re almost done, and for someone who is not looking to publish this is in fact your finale step. This is the kind of editing where you look at grammar and spelling, word choice and really craft your work into a finely sculpted piece of artwork. In this post I will go over some tips and tricks that will get your work over the finish line.
There are some key differences between this, the revision stage, and the editing stage that follows shortly. In this post we will be going over some of those key differences and giving you some techniques to make great revisions.
Going through your first draft can be a daunting process. However with proper pre-writing and planning in place you are ready to sail through the scenes of your first rough draft.
For some writers this might be your first step in the writing process, though I would highly encourage you to go back to my post here where I talk about planning and pre-writing, it can save you a lot of time and heartache in this drafting stage.
When you’ve got a novel idea, the planning and pre-writing phase can equip you with the necessary tools to face that first blank page head on. Many writers skip this phase and opt for a creative flow, letting the story tell them what to write; but if you are having trouble with getting all your ideas in where you want them, even just a little planning can go a long way.