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  • Writer's pictureMegan DiMaria

Edits: Don't let them kill you

Honestly, I've edited my novel three times on my computer, printed out the entire manuscript for a red-pen edit three times, and did a read-through edit on my Kindle. I still found typos.

I suspect if I were to give the manuscript another pass, I'd find more mistakes. Editing is a humbling experience, but it's part of the process. At least I've probably caught most of the mistakes, right?


I'm sharing my mortification to encourage you to hang in there. If you make it to the stage when you're ready to edit your manuscript, celebrate! A lot of folks don't get that far when writing a book.


If you're wondering what my next step is, it's to (believe it or not) edit my book proposal. I'm excited about this because when those edits are complete, I can send this book off to my agent. She will determine which publishers should receive my proposal.


Of course, I wouldn't leave you without some encouragement from scripture: Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. Hebrews 10:36


I'm pushing forward and hanging in there. You do the same!


Write on, friends!!

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