What comes after the first draft?

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Joanna Penn outlines her nine-step process for turning an ugly first draft into a finished product, ready for publication, and beyond. Step five is dealing with your line editor's critique: "The first time you get such a line edit, it hurts. You think you’re a writer and then someone changes practically every sentence. Ouch. But editing makes your book stronger, and the reader will thank you for it." Also from Penn, editing through community.