One letter, five highlighters, one notebook full of scribbling, one marked up manuscript, one calendar, one phone call with my editor. This is how second-round edits begin.
And this is the shrunk down version of the letter, a little cheat sheet that will guide me when I need direction…
… and here’s an expanded version to take me chapter through chapter.
I’ve never done edits precisely this way before and probably won’t do them just like this again. Each book is a journey, and I do my best to follow along.
Writers out there, do you always edit in the same way or does your approach change?