...and yall's help would be most appreciated.
What's a writer to do when he or she has 'finished' the first draft of a novel?
For me, I don't think it would be wise to jump into editing right away... cool off time is important to my process, otherwise I turn out shoddy work.
Therefore! I am focused on preparation for the next book. Here are some things I'm doing - and I'm looking for tips. What kind of help can you offer me - and all readers of this blog - in the following 5 tasks of Novel Prep?
4. Editing a short and bittersweet fantasy story. I'm prepping one for alphas right now. Broad stroke editing (as opposed to a line edit) helps me get my mind off everything because I LOVE it. Now here's the question: how important is it to you to know what the character looks like, or would you rather the author left it to your imagination?
What other things do you do to prep for the next novel/cool down from the last one? Comments are open to all...