After taking a few days off from writing after finishing Stumped, I've dived back into revisions on The Sidewalk's Regrets. I made it to the agent round in Cupid's Blind Speed Dating Contest and figured it would be a good idea to do another pass through the manuscript before the big day. Just in case I got any requests, you know?
And I'm glad I did. It's been a few months since I read through the book, and I found two quite glaring continuity errors on my first pass through. I plan on doing another next week, and who knows what I might find?
There is a reason why everyone says to let a manuscript rest before you revise. And this is it. I've read this book 100 times, and I've never noticed those things before. So taking the time away has been valuable.
How long do you take before you revise?