After months of procrastination, unforeseen road bumps and pesky things like uni and life getting in the way, I am finally committing to start proper, serious editing of Rebellion.
I can hear your eyes rolling. Stop it. I know I’ve said this before, but weren’t you listening? Things got in the way!
And now here I am, half way (ish) through September, prepared to start editing (well rewriting/editing – some bits need changing so drastic I don’t think it can just be called editing).
So, to all my fellow writers out there who are so good at giving helpful advice, any tips? How do you edit? One big read through followed by chapter by chapter dissections and alterations? Character by character edits (if like me you have lots of different character POVs)? Pick and choose sections randomly?
I’ve always been a big believer in not skipping sections whilst writing. But when it comes to editing I’m not so sure…
I’ve recently just been editing sections for WIPpets, which I’ve found really enjoyable but I’m not sure if it’s an effective actual editing strategy. Hmm…
Of course, before I start any editing I need to work out plot/character development/geography/other non-writing but still important things.
What do you think? Are you a fan of chronological editing, or do you pick and choose depending on your mood? Help me!!