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EDIT ME — The best editing device is TIME

quote mark

 

You may be wondering what I mean by the title of this post. Basically, time is your best friend.

 

You write a book fast. Does it have time to unfold in an organic way? Do the characters get enough time to work out their issues before you have them running through their story to type THE END?

 

Time is an important part of the editing process. Have you ever heard that old advice to write the story then stick it in the drawer for 6 months? In this day of epublishing, we’re all rushing to get out the next book. No longer do we get 1-2 book releases per year. That means we don’t have 6 months to let the book marinate in the desk drawer.

 

Yet time is crucial. You don’t have 6 months to put the book aside. Do you have a month? 2 weeks? You need it. I NEED IT. Often the distance will allow you to see the plot holes and the other issues you can’t see when so close to it.

 

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Thanks for reading,

Em~

 

 

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