Contents tagged with editing

  • Shrediting

    Tags: writing, editing

    With the holidays behind us, I've made some more edits to my problematic opening and am hoping this time I've nailed it.

    I'd like to give a shout-out to Lisa Amowitz, who gave me some great … more

  • The cutting continues

    Tags: writing, editing

    Just 2 days ago I finally made my new cutting goal--under 90K. This is what a veteran literary agent told me was the upper end of the sweet spot for debut YA fantasy.

    So now it's back to submissions, … more

  • Post-November Blues

    Tags: writing, NaNoWriMo, editing

    Now that November is over, did you participate in NaNoWriMo? Did you skip it? Or did you write/edit your usual way, as I did?

    During NaNoWriMo, I recall some people mentioning how what they were … more

  • Cutting tools

    Tags: writing, editing, word count

    As I mentioned in my previous post, I was engaged in the serious work of cutting my novel down to size. In fact, I reached my goal yesterday, and am now a little under 100K (update: see also my next … more

  • Death of a thousand cuts

    Tags: writing, editing, word count, NaNoWriMo

    It's ironic that this month, while so many others are doing NaNoWriMo, I'm focusing on reducing word count, just to get down into the range that agents will feel more comfortable with. I wish I knew … more