Hit a bit of a sleepless night last night.
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But! That won’t stop me editing. Chewed through a bunch more on Night’s Favour this morning. I feel like I’m on the home stretch, although the the high detail work is excruciating.
For those of you who haven’t edited a 300-page paperback before, like six times, the problem with feedback is sort of in two parts.
1. Everyone’s feedback is in a different format, and it doesn’t look like the source work in Scrivener. You get to flip between six different tools.
2. There’s a lot of (quite helpful) suggestions that need research. A lot of research. Which also has you flipping between tools, books, and even the freakin’ library.
Ok, I exaggerate. No one goes to libraries anymore.
Much of it is discarded, but I review it all for fit and finish. A simple example: how can I determine a deliberate shortening of English from simply bad grammar? Each one needs to be looked at.
On only three hours sleep, it’s making me a bit cranky. I’m off to find some calories, because those guys are still my friends. See you tomorrow.