7 Stress-Free Ways to Handle Notes From Your Book Editor – by Blake Atwood…

on The Write Life:

The day you’ve either longed for or dreaded has finally arrived.

You check your email and see a message from your editor with the subject: Edits Complete.

Your heart skips at least a beat as you scramble to save your edited manuscript to your computer. Then you open that just-received document, hoping to see the few things you missed so you can finally get to the next step of your publishing journey.

Except your expected quota of errors for your entire manuscript is already exceeded within the first five pages.

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3 thoughts on “7 Stress-Free Ways to Handle Notes From Your Book Editor – by Blake Atwood…

  1. Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    I clicked the read more link and read every bit of this, and if you’re a writer or are planning to be so I recommend you do too.
    I also would like to add that when you write a book and ask for edits or beta readers that you put your feelings in a box and lock them up somewhere.
    Yes it is personal.
    Anytime you write it is personal.
    But.
    If you want your book to be the very best it can be you’d best be ready to take some correction and constructive criticism.
    If you’re not willing to do that, then don’t write.
    There’s nothing worse than publishing something only to find out later that it is not as good as it could’ve been.
    The best review I ever got was from someone who was not afraid to tell me the truth.
    They told me that while my first book was good, it was also very lacking and that had I done a bit more with it and been just a bit more careful it could have been much better.
    I’m now doing a second edition of that book for that very reason.
    Why?
    Because in that book there is a story to be told and I did not tell it to the best of my ability.
    Maybe my ability is a bit better now than it was then.
    But.
    Had I listened to a couple beta readers when writing it Id have insisted on a few things when publishing that I did not.
    Read this post and be the best you can be.

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