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One down, twenty-seven to go!

Started the dreaded editing tonight. I printed out every chapter as I finished them during the rewrite and now I've gotten out the dreaded red pen of doom. I edited the first two chapters of Harbinger and then went back and retyped Chapter One. Now, I'm doing the second pass through the chapter. This is the read out loud to yourself pass and I found a few awkward places and cleaned them up.

I think I like this strategy. Red-line two chapters and then spend the rest of my BIC time retyping and then reworking one of the chapters. This way, I'll stay ahead on my red-lining, which is the important first step. The retyping is my next editing stage and then finally, the reading.

I managed to trim Chapter One by 422 words tonight. If I can keep this up, I'll easily get Harbinger down below 100K, which is the goal for this pass through.

Nothing much else going on. Getting ready for FantaSci this Friday. I've invited Tee Morris to be on a couple of the Anime panels I'm moderating at Dragon*Con. This should be a lot of fun.

Current Harbinger final draft status:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
3,455 / 100,000
(3.5%)

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