What’s Wrong with my Manuscript? The importance of good editing
Whether you go traditional or indie, you have to have written and re-written the book many times and then have a good editor look at it and make corrections. A good reference book for checking whether you are making the standard mistakes all writers make at first is by Jessica Page Morrell called Thanks, But This Isn’t For Us. Study it. She goes over all the reasons agents and editors reject a manuscript and how to correct what is wrong . After you have done all you can, hire a good editor to edit the book before you send it out. If you don’t have the money, get someone to proof it at least. When you send a manuscript off, it has to be your very best effort.
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.