What is your editing style like?
I don’t really have a style. I take feedback from beta readers, outline/figure out a new plan, and edit through the story with that current outline/plan in mind. Then I take a break before the next edits.
While on a deadline, how do you stay on top of your edits?
I stay on top of edits with a deadline . . . pretty much never. I’m constantly pushing back deadlines.
About how many chapters do you aim to finish a day?
I don’t aim for chapters. I just start and move forward as I’m able. I’m not all that organized about it.
How long do you edit for?
I can typically work for about 3-4 hours before my brain blitzes. I’ll take a break several hours long and return for another hour or two. Sometimes more or less.
If you enjoyed this, you’d also like these:
- Steven James on Revising
- Jessica Bell on Revising
- Me on Revising (My editing tips from after finishing my 6th edit)
- Susan Dennard on Revising (She also has a whole section on her blog about revision. WAY better than Holly Lisle’s. And it’s FREE.)
- Katie Cross on Revising
- Holly Brown on Revising