The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#216) -- Waiting and Editing
How much time do you wait between finishing a story and editing it?
For a short story, I usually like at least a night of distance from the story. For a longer piece like a novella, I tend to want at least a day away from it. For something longer than that, it takes a few days to get the story out of my head so I can come back to it with fresh eyes.