I’m going through my first round of edits and I’m already at 117, 239. I never realized how many holes there are in my story that require filling. Here I was thinking I’d be cutting down words instead I’m adding more in. To my own credit, I did cut a few scenes that were necessary and didn’t advance the plot.
The best part about working with my editor is that she is a fan of my genre. She has been able to point out sections and say, “Hey, this is where you’re going to get torn apart if you don’t do something about it.” Okay, she doesn’t say that, but she might as well. It’s great to have someone point out plot holes, inconsistencies, and a general overall coherent flow.
I’m happy about this process. I like where it’s going and I feel pretty damn good about it.
Yay for positive things in life.