Friday, March 11, 2011
Editing or Meddling?
I am revising a manuscript at the moment. I have gone through and made the big changes - added chapters, taken out chunks and then I put it away for two weeks so that I could read it with fresh eyes. Hopefully work out whether my changes have made it better or worse.
So I am reading it again, and making more changes, cutting out sentences and paragraphs, changing the odd word here and there.
This means I am going to have to read it again to see if I have made it better or worse. And in that read through I expect I am going to find sections to add and put back, remove or replace and I'll rinse and repeat with the whole process.
There has to be a point in which I decide enough is enough. I have faith that this is the best it can be. I've revised this MS a couple of times in the past and each time it gets better, so...sometimes I just don't know. When is enough enough?
Posted by Sarah Billington at 4:15 PM