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Editing Your First Draft

The Self Publishing Challenge

I took a break from the whole self publishing circus this weekend because I figured I needed a rest from worrying about author platforms and marketing myself online.  Sometimes it feels like I have chosen such a difficult route to getting my work out there but now it is Monday morning and I need to get back in the saddle and just well, you know, get on with it!  That’s the thing about self publishing.  You don’t have the incentive of a big fat advance or a nagging editor.  It is just me, myself and I (to quote the great De La Soul).

Last week saw me printing out my first draft and realising that it was indeed, an example of SFD (Sloppy First Draft).  Reading through my book highlighted the need to play with the order of my chapters, bolster out some sections which were looking rather light and…

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