Greetings dear fans and writers. Where did we leave off the last time? Oh yes. You had honed your draft, left it to brew …speaking of. Where’s my tea?
Ah, that’s better. There is nothing nicer than a cup of tea when chatting.
The next important step, darlings, is to send the manuscript in all it’s glory to your beta readers. Before you scream at me that you know this already, hear me out.
Beta readers are worth their weight in tea and you should honor and applaud them. If you are lucky they will point out where the story deviates from the plot or meanders through a meadow filled with wildflowers and butterflies.
Yes, beautiful isn’t it. Now concentrate.
Once the beta readers are finished with your little darling manuscript you edit and tweak whatever they suggest and then;
READ OVER AGAIN.
Once satisfied and your eyes are burning in your skull you send to your chosen editor. Be aware when choosing an editor. Search their page for recommendations, ask other writers about their editors. Search around, I can not stress enough how important this is. You will forge a working relationship with your editor which will grow with each manuscript you write.
For next time, darlings, I explain the different types of editors you may encounter or wish to engage.
Stay strong my warriors. Ta Ta for now.