Monday, January 6, 2014

Started Editing

Author Photo Candidate Number 2

I have already, in less than an hour, cut out about 50,000 words.

I cut one complete subplot out that will end up being the basis of Book 2.

I also cut the first three chapters. I read an article that said new writers make the mistake of spoon feeding their readers with too much set up for the pivotal event. It was true.

I also cut out in the first three chapters all my friends that I wanted to introduce and kill off for fun. Sorry guys. Cutting room floor.

The remaining cuts will be more complex. They need to be more surgical cuts. Cuts that weave all the way through the story.

--This is fun!!

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