This is nothing new, actually, just an approach I'll try with the final draft of TUBE to make it as good as I possibly can before sending it off to Sarah for editing. Lots of writers do it. So I'm jumping on the wagon to join them. The idea is simple: instead of going through the manuscript draft by draft like I did before, revising everything as I go, this time, after Draft 5 is done, I will read it 5 more times, from beginning to end, each time focusing on one thing only.
NOTE: This approach works well if you're doing it to the draft that's close to final, or the one you think is close to final. If you're a plotter, your second draft might close to final. If you're a pantser like I used to be, you'll need to write out a number of drafts to smooth out the story and the plot before trying this.Read More