I think I’m having an unusual experience with editing as most of the time it seems I haven’t written enough. I come across sentences like this:
“She tried pushing things away from her for weeks after and nothing happened.”
Then I realize I should be showing her doing that.
“Josy’s face scrunched up in constipation as she tried to replicate what happened two nights before.”
There will be more, but I think that’s a better start. Yes, constipation. She’s trying VERY hard to make magic happen.
Many of my chapters are expanding because they didn’t have enough words in the first place. It’s a wonder I made it to 50,000 words…
I’m currently at 62, 566 words and only on chapter 8. I realized a few moments ago that I never needed to join chapter 7 with 8, just refine a character. That probably makes no sense to you, but makes total sense to me. I decided it should be one character in both chapters rather than two. It’s much easier to connect one to the plot than two, I think.
For chapter 8 I need to write the debate scene and I need to finish editing the rest of it as above. I decided tonight to finish fixing the rest and work on the debate scene tomorrow, perhaps. I have reading to do for that piece, whereas I can do the other pieces right now.
I’m going to take a short break from editing, so I can get some guitar playing in as I don’t like being noisy late at night. I’m working on the last few pages of my Level 1 book to try and improve my fingering. Also to improve my sight reading for lower notes. I’m not going to spend tons of time on this, but I feel like I should get to a point where I’m not stumbling over the notes constantly. It’s taking me into more flats and sharps, but I’m still on the first 1 to 5 frets.