As I get closer to finishing my latest story I wanted to share a couple of the lessons I learned early on (last year).
1) FORMATTING: You can check your formating without publishing a story on any of the formats. Play with this until you have all the nuances of the required format covered. I have a document template saved for Kindle publishing as well as Smashwords. Once you have a template done start your next story with it. For me it saves me a fair amount of time, because formatting isn’t something I enjoy.
2) High Level Editing: I’ve started to rewrite by scene, once I complete a scene in a story I go back through it once to make sure it works the way I intended. I’ve previously waited until I finished the entire project to ga back through. This has left me scratching my head on more than one occasion wondering what I was trying to say. Usually because I’ve forgotten words, used run on sentences or not paused where I needed to. I still go back through once I’m done however, I’m less frustrated when I do.