If you thought getting that first draft out was hard, then try editing it.
No, I mean really editing it!
This doesn’t mean just reading through it making sure everything lines out okay. This means looking at the actual text and evaluating how to to do it better. Trust me on these two points: your every word is not golden and you can make it better.
I’ve filled my book, The Write Edit with lots of 1st draft examples and followed them with edited examples so you can see the process. Learn how to get rid of “was.” Learn how to control the pacing of your story. Most importantly, learn how to blend in information without stopping your story.
The paperback edition is available for $7.99 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Kindle and Nook editions are only $4.99. If you buy the paperback from Amazon, you can get the Kindle addition for an additional $0.99 (prices are all in US dollars). Consider this as part of your continuing education as a writer.
May we never stop improving! At least I know that’s one of my goals. How about you?