So I finally, finally finished writing the rough draft of my new historical romance. Talk about forever!
But it's done and now I need to jump into edits.
Some things I'll be looking at:
Dialogue: Is it necessary to the story? Does it deepen tension or reveal something? Is it natural sounding?
Pacing: Are my scenes similar in length? Does the story grow progressively more taut or is there a sagging middle?
Historical facts: Is my research good enough? Do my characters sound like they live in 1920 America?
Scene setting: Are my scenes clear? Did I involve all five senses?
What do you look for when editing? Care to add anything to my list?