I sent in my third edit yesterday.
Am I nervous? You bet.
Again, you never know which one will be the last and final one. In this case, my editor and I have about 5 days to remedy anything to stay on schedule.
After that, it goes to the line editor. And then? It is too late to change anything. (Insert panic attack here)
For those of you that don't know what a line editor is/does, let me give you a rundown.
In a nutshell, their job is to go through the manuscript line by line. I have done this for four years; however, at this point I can't see the trees for the forest (i.e. mistakes just don't jump out anymore).
My editor has run through it to weed out misplaced modifiers (only one, phew), comma splices (my nemesis); inconsistencies with timing/season and overused words or weak verbs.
The line editor takes one line of the manuscript at a time and makes sure the format, spelling, and grammar are correct. A fresh pair of eyes is the best way to edit an MS. Being so close to it, I never saw a lot of the issues in it until they were pointed out.
So THANK YOU Nikki for all of your help!!
That being said, I am very excited because my release date for the e-book is only 7 weeks away!!
Prepare yourselves for a wonderful book trailer, teasers and raffle giveaways!
Author of "The Silver Cord", a paranormal romance.