In yesterday's blog, I said I would write about what comes after you've finished the book. This is when things start to get tough because you have to edit the darned thing. Yes, you. These days, agents and editors don't have time to fix every little detail. When you send your manuscript off, it had better be the absolute best you can do. And even then, if someone does actually buy it, you'll still have more editing to do. Trust me on this.
If you're stuck on how to self-edit, I suggest you check out my web site. On the "Editing" page, there is a list of 100 questions that will help you with your edits. Don't let the number daunt you. Some you'll skip over, others will take a little time, but they should be of some help. The url is: http://www.scootersbooks.com
Today's teaser: Settings and habits define our characters. Your character (or you!) has been invited to a meal at a restaurant of his or her choice - price, place, and time are of no importance. Which meal would s/he choose - breakfast, lunch or dinner? Where would s/he go? And what would s/he have?