I’m currently neck-deep in the final edits to the next Jessie Black book, so I don’t have time for a full-length blog post this week. However, I wanted to check in, if for no other reason than to maintain my streak of posting to this blog every week since the beginning of the year. Here are some thoughts about where I’m at with the book.
The thing about editing, which I touched on last week, is that even though every editing pass through the manuscript tends to improve the work, there comes a point where you need to stop—or else the book will never be finished. This morning, as I stared at Chapter 1 for the hundredth time, I realized I’m probably at that point.
I’m going to allow myself one more run through the manuscript, because I want to give you my best work. But I’m going to try to limit my edits to sharpening a bit of dialogue here, or smoothing an awkward phrase there. No major changes to story or characters, even if I think of something really cool. Any new cool ideas will need to be saved for the next book.
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