This is the second post in a two-part series about what to do after finishing your first draft of a book. Go here to read the first post: Six Tips on Preparing Your Newly Drafted Novel for Revision You’ve finished writing your book. You’ve prepared your newly drafted novel for revision, and now you’re on the beach and finally ready to begin your first major pass up Revision Mountain.
The first time you write “the end” on a book is unforgettable. You’ve climbed the mountain, hauled yourself to that summit, and taken some time to appreciate the view. You’ve earned the right to sit in that warm sunlight and bask in the feeling of being on top of the world.
You’ve finished a book! Congratulations! That is a major accomplishment. Take a moment to celebrate! We’ll even do a victory dance with you. *happy dancing* Now what? For most writers, the logical next step is to find an editor. Here are two questions writers often ask when looking for an editor: