Over the weekend, I finally managed to finish the last major edit (hopefully) of my book, and yesterday, I put it all together and started on the grammar check of it. 

Wow, what a relief.  It was something I was hoping to have finished by the end of last month, but it just didn’t happen.  But it has now, so I am pleased to finally get that done.

And to top it off, I have also done the synopsis, which might still need some work, but it is done!  There are a few check marks on my Writing Goals 2010 list. 

My beloved asked me what that meant – that I had finished editing.  I think he was hopeful that it meant I would never have to do it again.  Poor boy.  I told him it meant that hopefully I won’t have to spend three months editing it again.  But I had another one ready to step up to the plate and start the editing process.

Although I don’t feel any sense of freedom (I felt that when I initially finished the story), I am feeling more satisfied with this version of the story.  I could not take any more out of it, about 6000 words were taken out, but the word count is still 170k + or 615 pages (depending on what word processing package I use…!) but the story seems to have a better flow, there is little difference between the first story and the last (which was initially written 5 months later) because my writing style had changed much during that time.

So, back to the readers, then out into the big dark world.  Good luck little story…

Editing (for now) is complete
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  • April 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Need to chop another 70k out of it, Karen 🙂 170k isn’t going to sell for a first book!


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