I received the first half of my novel back from my beta reader and while I agreed with her comments, I have no clue as to how to apply them. Or even if I should apply them. And if I do apply them, is it worth my time because maybe I'm crazy and I have no chance whatsoever of getting this thing repped. Yeah, it's time for me to start second guessing myself apparently.
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So my main issue (or rather my beta reader's main issue) is that the voice of my novel is too authentic. She did admit that she generally shies away from the time period because it is so formal. Perhaps I need to get more feedback before I make any substantive changes. But then again, I'm on a deadline. And still yet, the idea of doing line-by-line edits again is so not appealing.
So my question for today is when do you decide to make changes to your writing? Do you have any suggestions for keeping me sane since more edits are probably in my future?