So, having a baby doesn’t leave much time for writing. I don’t know about the rest of you, but fifteen minutes here and ten minutes there doesn’t work very well for me. I have a hard time really getting into the writing. I’m just not that creative in ten minutes. However, my baby is now on a schedule (more or less). I have done more in the last week than I had in the six months before it. Yea!!! I’ve totally rewritten the first chapter, which I think will really help since that’s exactly what agents see first. I am also changing something that will affect multiple parts of the book, but minimally. It will only require some wording changes. The final thing I’ve done is go back and read through the whole manuscript. It’s amazing what you see when you haven’t read it for eight months or so. It was a really good exercise and I found some other minor change (scene deletions, combining scenes, etc.) that will make a big difference. Hopefully, it will all come together and make the manuscript better and a lot tighter.
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Manuscripts tend to be so much better when the author has been able to leave them for a while. The trouble is, most of us don’t have the patience.