Finished the First Draft

More great advice and a useful editing tool from Anna to help reduce what your Editor will find 😃

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Finished the First Draft

Once you have poured your heart and soul onto the page, you can’t help dreaming this manuscript could be a best seller. I think most writers have that thought cross their mind each time they type The End.

Before you start planning on spending the millions your book is going to make, you need to do a couple of things first.

  1. Set the work aside for a week to a month, depending on how impatient you are. Let things settle in your mind, work on another piece of writing or an outline for a new story. Do not touch what you just finished, no matter how great the urge.

Tic-toc. Tic-toc. Tic-toc.

  1. Time has passed. Pick up the manuscript you finished and read it. Keep a notebook handy, because you will find things that need to be fixed. Whether it’s punctuation, grammar, or plot holes. Make…

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13 thoughts on “Finished the First Draft

  1. Hi,
    I read the article. Thanks. I notice you do not have a “reblog” button. Thanks to generous people like you, reblogging has been pivotal to my follower growth. How have you grown to way about 2500 follower without a reblog button?? ?
    Thanks for the guidance.
    Janice

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