Last week was another week of epic editing. Seriously, it felt like this editing phase would never end!!
I thought writing the first draft was hard ( it was!). But editing was a lot tougher. And I think it’s because it was new territory for me. I had a lot to learn.
In this post, I share my editing journey and 6 tips that helped me to complete the editing phase.
Why you need to manage expectations
I struggled so much with the editing phase because I expected editing to be an easy process (because everything generally looks a lot easier from the outset, but it’s a different story when you are actually doing it!).
I had to continually keep going back to the book and make changes; either deleting chunks of the book or having to create new content and it affected my motivation.
But then I reminded myself that writing a book (especially when you are professionally self-publishing your first book) is always going to be a hard process at the beginning.
Anything you do for the first time is always going to be hard because you are being pushed outside of your comfort zone.
I consider myself as an author-entrepreneur. This means I am committed to producing a quality product which is why I hired a professional editor.
And wow- it was the BEST investment I could have made with my author business.Continue Reading