So as the title of this blog post suggests, I’m editing my latest novel, Reunion of the Heart. But I was wondering – what’s your method of editing? Do you go chronologically through your story and edit that way or do you do what I’ve been doing and kind of flit about from passage to passage?
The thing is I had eight wonderful beta readers read my novel and comment on it for me, so I’ve got eight different opinions on it already, which is great. But I’m wondering do I change every last thing that every one of my beta readers has suggested, if even if they might contradict each other?!
Or do I take elements of what each of the beta readers have said to me and follow my intuition, change what I feel from the general opinion I’ve been given is right? So far I’m doing the latter, but I’m not sure that’s the right course to take. It’s so confusing!!
But actually so far, having said all that I’m not doing too badly with it. So wish me luck! Oh and any info on how you approach editing gratefully received.