Today I am hunkered down working on these final edits. I have babysitters set for my children, power snacks ready for me, and I think I'm ready.
For me, I plan my edits. I work on them on the computer, then I print out and read, then I read aloud, then I go back and make the changes on the computer. Different layers and details always come to me during edits and when I add things, I always have to go through and read one more time.
Of course I won't catch all my typos and mistakes and that's why I'm so grateful for alpha readers. And beta readers. And critique groups. They all make me better.
And after my confession on Monday you know this manuscript has been different than any other in the fact that I'm making a major change in the book late in the process. It's stressed me out, but as I change and work and mold the material, I'm seeing something wonderful take shape and I hope my readers will, too.
So, what's your editing process? How do you make it work for you?