Well, it’s official. Editing absolutely sucks. I’ve re-read the entire book twice. The first hundred and thirty pages is nauseating. It’s absolutely horrible and I apologize for making you all read that.
I’ve been attempting editing, but it’s seriously hard to get myself to sit and re-write the story. After doing some research and some talking with other writers I’ve discovered something interesting, however. My book is too long. For a new writer, as well as for the demographic I’m aiming for, the book should be no more than 130,000 words. Mine is double that. So, I have to divide it in half. Good news is I know where I’m going to cut it. Where Gannen meets up with Caden and Ayers right after their flight from the master’s home, when he’s looking for Sara, that’s where I’m cutting it. It means that I have to add a bit to the beginning, a bit more of a conflict and resolution to make it work, but I think I’ll be able to manage it.
I hate editing, though. I have the entire thing written in my head. I just wish there was a way to get it out of my head and onto the page faster than my typing it. I get so frustrated with how slow it takes me to type it in a way that I’m satisfied with.
So because I get so frustrated, I really haven’t done all that much editing. Oh don’t get me wrong, all the stuff that needs to be fixed is fixed in my head, just not on paper.
Anyway… I guess that’s all for now. I’ll let you all know when I make any more progress.