Other edits were small but had ripple effects. A rewrite on page ten resulted in a bigger change on page seventy five and even bigger changes on page two hundred. What you see here is one of those. There was a an entire middle section that needed to be overhauled and flipping back and forth on the monitor didn’t allow me to really see it. Hard copy is always best for editing.
So I printed it out, cut up the scenes, looked at them one by one, and reordered them according to my changes. Once the order was set I did the switches in the computer, fixed any transitions and cross references, and saved.
I was at a panel discussion about the author as publisher and the authors recommended a list of things you should get done professionally if you plan to self-publish. This list included a developmental editor, a copy editor, cover artist, cover designer, eBook architect, and typesetter.
One reality I have had to come to terms with is that I am in business. I have a product that I am trying to sell, so I better make sure it’s at its best. When I read my first draft I wonder how I ever got this far. Editing. Editing again. And yet more editing is the only way to go.