I would like to take a moment out of my day to point over to my sidebar there and ask you to notice #3, 5, 7 and 9 of My Pledge.
There is no new content today, as I spent my allotment of "writing time" poring over the suggestions of my editors-in-writing.
This is a very, very, very mission critical thing for any writer to do. If you do not have at least 3 people read over your manuscript then read very carefully.
FIND THREE PEOPLE TO READ OVER YOUR MANUSCRIPT.
Someone in that group is bound to catch at least one detail you missed. If they do, it's one less screw-up the world knows you made.
Here's to making a story all it's meant to be. Cheers, editors!