During the writing process, many writers tend to pre-edit their work while still crafting the story. An approach that is usually more effective is to schedule editing and writing as two separate parts of your routine. If you are a morning writer, wait at least until the evening before you edit anything. Depending on what works best for you, you can wait until the next day or you can even wait until you’ve completed a full draft of the book. The point is to allow your text a chance to fully develop.
There is no doubt that proper editing is a key factor in your book’s overall potential for success. Follow these basic editing tips for an in-production manuscript:
Remember, the interior pages of your book are just as much a representation of your author brand as your investment in an eye-catching, customized exterior. The cover is meant to reach out to potential readers, alluring them to purchase the book. The written words, on the other hand, are what will keep the reader invested in your work and build loyalty.
Investing in editing services will assure that your book is within industry standards and is ready for your potential readers. If your work consistently presents a combination of clean content, a fluid storyline and your own unique writing style, readers will grow to have positive expectations for your work and for your author brand.
How do you balance writing and editing?