I printed off my chapter for critique today and it’s amazing how many errors I find once it’s on paper as opposed to on the computer screen.
I’m not sure why that’s the case with me. I tend to find more errors and more ways of clarifying something in a sentence or paragraph when I have an actual pen in hand. This doesn’t seem to be the case when I’m editing another person’s work though–only my own.
I’ve come to the conclusion that once this draft is done, I am printing it all out. Then I will go over it on hard copy as well as on screen too. Yes, that seems like infinitely more work but I think I’ll find more this way. At least, this is what I am planning.
I wonder–are there other writers out there who do this? Let me know what you end up doing in the editing process–I’m curious 🙂