Thursday, February 25, 2010

Short Post

I've been at it forever, and I just finished my samarai slashing of my manuscript. It was over 150,000 words, but I tossed a subplot. That took it down to 127,306. I'm happy to report that I've slashed it another 11,624 words. It's urban fantasy so it's longer than average. But ALL the foam is gone and the only thing to go now would be entire scenes if an agent wants it smaller.

My eyes are killing me. 'Night, y'all.


Shelley Sly said...

Good job slashing that MS. I'd think the length should be fine for urban fantasy, but what do I know? I need to ADD words to my MS, so I'm in trouble, hehe.

* said...

Way to go editing down your MS. That's a work of love right there!

JE said...

It's painful - I feel for you. But good job sticking with it!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ouch! that's a lot of work. Way to keep at it. It's so difficult to cut our babies! :-)

Lucy Woodhull said...

That's awesome. We took ours from 105K to 95K by losing a few scenes and massive tightening up. You should be proud!

Christi Goddard said...

Thanks, you guys. I really appreciate all your support. It makes the whole writing gig a lot less solo.

Alleged Author said...

Are you happy with it being slashed?

Christi Goddard said...

Pen Name Pauline: I'm much happier with my manuscript now, yes. My story hasn't changed, but my editing the manuscript to tighten up how I expressed myself and my characters greatly improved it. I am hoping that, if an agent shows interest, they will now read it and not think, "Wow. This woman needs to learn the writing rules."

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