Happy April, friends! I finished my edits this past week and now wait for round two. In case you are curious, I thought I’d share how edits work (at least with my publisher). I send in my manuscript, and then my editor reads through it and sends me a general overview of a few things to work on while I go through the story one more time. For me, these have been things like timeline and incorporating the title into the book a little more (this is called the developmental edit). After I sent those come the content (or line) edits. This is where my editor goes through the manuscript line by line asking questions, catching grammatical errors, pointing out things like telling vs. showing, things happening in the wrong order, and much, much more. These are the edits that take a good month to go through. Once I’m finished with those, I send them back and my editor goes through the manuscript one more time and I make the new updates. When we’re both satisfied with the story, it moves to another editor who reads through it for copy edits. This is more grammatical, looking for anything that may be considered stereotyping, and anything that is unclear. Once I’ve made those corrections, the book is formatted and send to me for one final proofread.
And that is why books take a while to reach you.
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I’m giving away some sweet and clean reads this week. One (1) winner will receive print copies of Almost Perfect by Claire Cain and Healing Warriors and Beautifully Broken Heroes by Julia Keanini. This giveaway is open only to US mailing addresses and ends at 11:59 PM CST on Friday, 4/7/23.