I’ve been toying with the idea of writing up an editing self-checklist. It would be a list of things I would do with every manuscript or short story before it’s ever even submitted to my crit group. I would like, at some point, to submit something new to my crit group that DIDN’T come back looking like a gay pride advertisement. In hopes of this, I am starting a page for a step by step list of things to look for in my writing to clean that shit up right. I’ll go through the checklist before I submit my work anywhere and then maybe I won’t have to read through another crit that makes me put it down for two weeks so I don’t throw away all my writing forever.
If anyone else is interested in this list, the link is here: Self-Editing Checklist