Let’s go over the ideal editing timeline for a freshly compiled manuscript in it’s second or third writer draft. How many steps are there really, and how long would each take?
These exercises will not only inspire you to break through your writers block, they will also prepare you for the developmental editing process and help you make sure you are telling exactly the story you want to tell.
Your editor will help you be sure every aspect of your manuscript is intentional and finely-tuned to give the best reading experience.
Many writers have unknowingly bought into the myths surrounding self-editing and the role of editors in general. It’s important to do some research and address any preconceived misconceptions if you want to do what’s best for your new book.