Editing; When is Enough Enough?

 Is your text submission ready? A comprehensive checklist of questions to ask yourself before submitting a story to a critique partner, agent or editor. 

IS MY STORY READY? 

I think we’ve surmised that writing a picture book is not an easy thing to do. Even knowing when your story is complete can be problematic. In this content, we delve into some top tips for looking at your work with the eyes of editor. 

WHAT COMES BEFORE A STANDOUT STORY?: 

It is worth taking a minute to appreciate that the right attitude is half the battle. 

If you haven’t read my guest post for Write Mentor; Are you ready to be a writer?’ you’ll find more details about my view and experience, that writers need a generous serving of the following: 

Focus 

Hard work 

Perseverance 

…AND LUCK! 

Yes, there’s much truth in the talk that manuscripts need to find their way to the right people at the right time. So, do be kind to yourself. Publishing is a very tough industry to break into. A lot of it is out of our control and there is a certain amount of good luck involved.