avoid the mistake many self-published authors commonly make -
publishing before their manuscripts are ready - take the step to have your first three critical chapters evaluated. Even though the temptation is great to rush to publication, it's a HUGE mistake.
If your manuscript has major weaknesses and you publish prematurely, chances are you'll develop a reputation as a clueless newbie and you may not recover - even with a later revision.
WE EVALUATE THE FOLLOWING:
* Point of View
* Setting & Time Period
An evaluation is NOT an edit. The evaluator may recommend an edit, which is a separate function, but needed by most writers - even published authors. In my career as an editor and writing coach, I found some manuscripts were not ready for an edit, so I recommended writing classes rather than an expensive edit. An evaluation will help you, as a writer, to know whether or not you're far enough along in the craft for the next step: an edit, then publication.
I NEVER sent my manuscript to an agent/publisher until it had been completely edited and corrected. Even today, my manuscripts are always edited before publication.
Ego? Of course. I want my novels to be the best possible and have the reader enjoy the story rather than be interrupted by a errors, typos, and other mistakes we writers make. And even though I'm a former editor, I still overlook my own mistakes. My eyes 'help' me by seeing what I think I've written instead of what's actually on the page. However, readers spot the mistakes and sometimes they post a review about poorly-edited novels. So it depends on what you want in your career - a reputation for quality or?
It's up to you.
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