I received the first round of editorial notes for my next 18th century novel, The Wood’s Edge, yesterday evening. I’ve just completed the preliminary step I’ve always taken in tackling a content edit. That’s a whole book there on my kitchen table, one chapter per card, 40 cards. The yellow sticky notes (you may recall) denote changes that need to be made in that chapter.
Those aren’t all the changes, those are just the additions! The trimming and tightening… I think I’ll leave that for last, when the bumped-up word count resulting from all the additions will prove a HUGE motivator. 🙂
Content edits are the most intense phase of writing for me, and this time I have just under a month to get this done. Pray for me, I’m going in!
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