Sat down with a good selection of music and a nice Spanish red wine and started editing my first draft of “Crossed Swords”. I’ve written my story on a different computer and I’m working off of the hard copy. As I type it in, it allows me to make the first real edit of the story. Plus, since I’m not just “editing” from “track changes”, it forces me to actually read what I had written in the first place and identify plot holes, rough spots, and pacing issues.
Yeah, it may be the old fashioned way to do editing, but then again, I’m an old fashioned guy. *grin*
I hit 4587 words tonight on the edit. Just about the halfway point. I hope to have this done in the next day or so. Then I’ll give it one last going over and get this off to the publisher.
With this done, I’ll actually be out of contracted work. This has been an exciting and interesting two years. I don’t think I’ve ever written this many short stories and novellas. Now, back to a few novels I’ve been putting off.