One step forward
Edit. Edit. Edit. Time to rewrite. Yes. That looks good. Okay, almost done. And... done! Okay. All the rewrites are done, I can go back to just editing and then I'll be all done with this. Wait. You know, it would make more sense if... dammit!
This has been a glimpse into the madness of editing The Paladin. I foolishly thought today that I was done with rewriting. That I had finished up all the sections that needed to be spruced up and now I could focus on just editing and cutting words. I could just zoom through the rest of the manuscript now without a care in the world. I was wrong. Thanks to you rewrites, I'm having to take a closer look at every section to make sure it falls into place properly. The changes haven't been big, change a word here, delete a paragraph there, and voila! Everything maintains continuity. But no...
I had to go and realize that I had a chance to make things better. For things to flow better and make more sense. By changing another chunk of the story. So... rewrites. Not over yet.
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