By now you have finished your first draft, edited it for content, cleaned up some little errors, and sent it off to an editor or critique readers. So what the hell do you do now?

First off, if you sent it to an editor, he or she should have a deadline you both agreed to. You're paying for it, so if they worth your money and time, they will stick to it. So you know the schedule and you don't need to follow up with them until the return date.

If you alternatively sent out copies to critique reade...

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