How much revision will you do before you get outside eyes on it?Back to my Novella Leave Me inspired by The Big Peat and his music. I had abandoned it for a while, but it wouldn't abandon me. I aim to actually finish it this run and hopefully get some outside thoughts and input on it.
So how many total revisions until it’s query worthy? Let’s call your rough draft your first revision as well.I edit as I go with a first draft so it's actually pretty tidy (or so I like to believe) I'll probably do another pass once completed then start bribing beta readers.
So the Betas are more to make sure the story works, and the developmental editor is more to make sure the writing works?I've never queried any of my longer works to be published yet. This will be the first one I finish, everything else is written in unfinished chunks. I would imagine I'd revise more after seeking a developmental editor, though
I felt the same way when I thought I was finished with my current WIP. I ended up having to go back and fix a lot of stuff in it though, so now I'm sick of looking at it. Once I'm finished with it for good, I'm sure I'll miss it again.That's all fine but I miss it. I actually miss the world and characters I created. Does anyone else suffer from this or is it time to call in the men with the white coats?