I finished going over the hard copy of Biting the Dust the other day. The final push was on Saturday with seven or so chapters remaining. I decided I wanted it done so I put my head down and did it.
On the one hand that's good. On the other I was useless all day Sunday and most of yesterday.
At least I have an excuse.
So far the only major change I have to make is to switch a scene over to a later chapter or cut it completely. I favour cutting simply because it's quicker and the scene's not all that important.
It worries me that I can't sort out what else the ms needs. Right now I think it's okay the way it is but for a bit of clean up. I am sensible enough to realize that's probably a danger signal.
Once I've cleaned it up I'll set it aside and work on something else for a while.
Maybe then I'll see what it needs. If not, I'll go looking for some beta readers to give me the hard truth.
Meanwhile, since I did sort of edit, and that counts, here's a bit from Biting the Dust.
"Eury averted her gaze in what she hoped was a demure manner. It wasn't her nature to be demure, but she'd seen other young women do it. If they did, then maybe she should, too."
I started reading the second Discworld novel on the weekend. Terry Pratchett is really growing on me. Here's why:
"'Rincewind, the tree said-'
'Trees can't talk,' snapped Rincewind. 'It's very important to remember that.' "
-The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett (Corgi, 1986)
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