Month: September 2014

From Idea to Finished, Step 8: Tweaking and Polishing

Finally, after months of research, brainstorming, outlining, and drafting, followed by multiple rounds of revision, getting feedback from my beta readers and editor, followed by yet more revision…   The Book. Is. Done.   Well, sort of.   The major elements of the book are done. The plot is stable, […]

From Idea to Finished, Step 7: Beta Readers & Final Revisions

Beta readers (also called critique partners) are, for most writers, an absolutely critical part of the writing process. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told my beta readers that I don’t know what I would do without them, and I’m sure I’ll say it another gajillion times during […]

From Idea to Finished, Step 6: Revisions

Last week I talked about my incredibly involved, complicated method for writing the second draft of a book.   My method for revisions for each additional draft looks similar to that first revision round, but on a smaller scale. For me, the second draft tends to be the most headache-inducing, […]