Day 8 of Editing – Killing my darlings

It’s Day 8. Or rather Day 7 if you don’t count Sunday, which was Father’s Day, hence a family meal, hence stress. Don’t ask.

But I’m back at my desk now. Have been for the past 4 hours. I’m also back on Chapters 1 – 3, which I’m constantly having to prune as I take out redundant elements later in the story.

I’ve grossly over-complicated pretty much everything, so now I’m having to simplify and streamline to make things sharper, faster and clearer. Which I guess is the point of this editing malarkey in the first place.

And there was me thinking all the hard work was done!kill_your_darlings

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