|Posted on March 6, 2012 at 5:40 AM|
"You can't edit a blank page" This was once said by novelist Jodi Picoult.
So, following on from my previous post about SPAG, wwe need words to edit.
When you think about some books that are out there, it makes you wonder if they had any editing done or if the publishers just sent them for printing without any work done to them. There are a few that come to mind, but I won't mention them here.
Having said that, how much editing do you do on those words you put on the page? Do you edit and re-edit time and again until it is perfect? Or do you just edit once or twice and leave it for the publisher to fix it for you? How would you like your words presented to your reader? Now, these questions are not just for those who write short stories, but probably more for those of you who write book length manuscripts.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.