… AFTER THE THIRD edit using green pen over the favoured red, a daring endeavour if ever there was one, there’s a sense of great acheivement. Then there’s the knowledge that a fourth edit is necessary on the computer. There’s no time to savour what is just another step on the way to publication. And as grand as it is that the book is shaping up, I also know there are plenty of things to improve. After relatively little chopping of text, I’m contemplating on what I can sharpen, and what have I left out?
At 136,000 words my word count is still alright for the genre compared to similar books. There are at least two whole pages I don’t mind chopping (~1000 words) and I’m not entirely satisfied with the ending as there are a number of ways I could finish the story. On a positive note, due to the flexibility of the last chapter, I can cut another five pages or so which is nice to know, it gives me a little breathing space.
I know some of you fellow bloggers are writing/ editing as well, so I hope all is going well on Planet Ink 🙂