Today I finished editing and fact-checking the manuscript.
Here's today's tip for you:
You know I keep the elevator statement (which is simply the point of the book in 1 sentence) front and center as I'm editing. Today I ran into a couple of chapters that seemed to have nothing to do with the elevator statement.
Did that mean I needed to do a complete re-write of those chapters at this late stage?
All it took was a rewrite of the opening few paragraphs--focusing them back onto the ES. The content was there; I just needed to connect the dots a little better.
I know I sound like a broken record (does anyone remember those?) by constantly telling you about your elevator statement, but you can see why it’s so important.
Tomorrow I'll look everything over one more time then click the "send" button. You'll hear me cheering.