Any published authors out there? I’d be interested to know how many passes you typically go through to get a book from first draft to final, and over what time frame.
Hopefully I’ll get faster one day, but after writing eight full novels (not to mention a few false starts), I’m still finding a plethora of passes. Nine, so far, on Domino’s Game, with at least one more to go, a read through, tweak-and-edit pass that shouldn’t be as major as the previous one.
Of the nine times I’ve gone through this novel in the past year, four of them have been fairly major, especially the very FIRST one! I’d like to streamline the process, but so far, this is the pattern I’m mired in.
How many times do YOU go through a novel, including major and minor passes?