This is a simple subject for me. What do I do before I send off a manuscript? Here's the list:
Step one, write manuscript. That's thee one that takes the longest.
Step Two: Write something else. Take at least two weeks.
Step Three: Now that I have cleansed my mental palette and can actually READ a manuscript I have been working on with fresh eyes. I read the entire thing one last time. Often times, this involves changing the font for the MS or even printing it out. Mostly I just change the font. Why? Because time and perspective make a difference in how I look at the final product.
Step Four: Edit as I read.
Here's the manuscript I'm writing right now. I'm editing as I go, because, deadlines.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Posted by James A. Moore
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.