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|Fri, 02-05-2010 - 10:13am|
It recently crossed my mind that in less than two months, I will be in possession of a completed, revised novel manuscript. That's exciting in and of itself, but it also means I'm reaching the point where I need to set the novel free to the world. I understand part of the process involved once the novel is presentable form (research agents, write a synopsis, get going on some query letters, properly format the manuscript), but I'm fuzzier on other details. Does it make sense to have the manuscript professionally edited before submitting? I'm not sure whether that would help improve the novel's chance of selling or whether it would just be an unnecessary out of pocket expense.