Richard C. White (nightwolfwriter) wrote,
Richard C. White
nightwolfwriter

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Editing is not for wimps

Spent today making the first series of edits to the chapter breakdowns. I think they're still too long, but I'm going to keep this set as the rough outline for the book. I think with some more judicious cuts and some more tightening, I can knock another 500 words out of the current breakdown (now sitting at 3,300+ words).

Still, the publisher wants one or two paragraphs per chapter, so I don't want to get it too sparse either.

Gah!

Tomorrow, I will start the first chapter (or the first 1500 words of the first chapter. As it stands, I'm proposing 20 chapters and an epilogue. That means each chapter will average 4,300 words. There's no way to write the entire first chapter for this book in only 1500 words, but I can write the first scene in 1500 words.

(rubs hands together) I love it when a plan comes together.

Now, where did I leave the "Red Pen of Doom"?
Tags: editing, projects, proposals, writing
Subscribe

  • For A Few Gold Pieces More is LIVE (and more)

    And it’s loose in the wild. For a Few Gold Pieces More was released on 14 Feb and the reviews and comments have been outstanding so far.…

  • Counting down the days

    And we’re less than two weeks out from the release of my short story collection, For a Few Gold Pieces More. I’m definitely looking…

  • Quoth the Raven …

    And on the heels of the release of For a Few Gold Pieces More, I’m happy to announce StarWarp Concepts will be publishing the first of the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment