So last Monday I proclaimed that I would have my WIP complete by today. Well, unfortunately that didn't happen, but I am VERY close--only 2-3 chapters left. Which is why I chose this photo for today. I can see the finish line, but I'm not there yet. Hopefully my Wednesday post will declare completion.
And then revisions begin. I realized halfway through that I wanted to go a different direction in a pretty important subplot. I made notes throughout the first half and so now I have to correct those issues. Once those are complete that draft will be draft 2 (though technically draft 4 as I've revised a bit already).
But I need opinions on something. I plan to revise wide and zoom in, likely ending with 6 drafts before I would consider the WIP polished. I will probably send the full to my CPs and betas once the draft 2 mentioned above is complete. Okay, now on to the question. I'm considering having a freelance editor read the final version prior to submission.
Is that wise? Anyone ever used an editor? Are they a waste of $ considering I have CPs and betas? And lastly, would I get the most for my money if I sent to the editor before polishing? I send to CPs before polishing b/c I could be polishing scenes that will just be cut once I receive their comments. Should I use the same line of thinking with an editor?
Many thanks for any opinions you can offer.