There’s hardly enough time in the day to take a shower let alone edit that manuscript you completed. However, you wrote it and it deserves a spit shine and some attention from potential editors and agents.
You didn’t write it so it could collect dust, right?
You want to publish it and share it with the world.
That means dedicating yourself to the editing process.
I’m 100% on your side. I understand exactly what it means to be busy and I’m notorious for putting everyone else’s needs before my own.
That’s why I came up with this easy editing recipe.
Step #1 First, use the RevisionChecklist to create a process or revision procedure to follow.
Step #2 Dedicate a weekend to reviewing your manuscript from front to back. Make comments as you read but don’t stop to fix anything.
Step #3 Simply dedicate 30 minutes a day to editing and revising. You’ll be able to tackle at least 1000 words in that thirty minutes, often much more because you’ve already gone through your manuscript and noted where you needed to make changes.
Generally, I can edit/polish about 3000 words in a half hour. If your manuscript is 90,000 words long, that’s a month to edit and polish your manuscript – an easy editing recipe.
Surely, you can find thirty minutes a day to focus on your dreams!
Step #4 Put in an envelope and send to the agent/editor at the top of your list.