On the Editing Blues

I just realized the story following ‘What Price Home?’ is 136,000 words long, and that is without any backmatter, forward, or even a title page.

Yes, some stuff will have to be taken out. But there is going to be a lot of stuff added as well. The kind soul who edited ‘What Price Home?’ correctly picked up that a war starts directly after the book ends, and that the motive for the murder and spying — keeping Adelberta locked up so that the lords who come to her defense can be arrested- isn’t resolved in any way.

Sheepish chuckle…the next book is about one of the lords being kidnapped and his daughter rescuing him. As is, Adelberta gets rescued off-page. Whoops.

And then there is a whole subplot with a maid looking to marry a blacksmith which goes nowhere, a ton of characters who perhaps aren’t strictly necessary, and a lot of…stuff…

Editing is a beast. Don’t do it alone, folks.

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Writes for content farms and fun. Has an AU historical mystery series on Kindle.

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Vivian Yongewa

Writes for content farms and fun. Has an AU historical mystery series on Kindle.