Sunday, 17 July 2011
Paper edit a go-go
I did it! Firstly, I finished my revision, and second I printed out SUNDOWN (all 188 pages) for a paper edit. This is my 4th draft, and so I'll be working on the 5th with this next round of edits. For interest's sakes, I'll say that draft #3 had 180 pages. So I've added 8 pages (A4, size 12 Times font - as opposed to Times New Roman - and single-spaced) since then. This needs to shrink again, because I currently have a word count of 101,459 (this will shrink when I check it in Word, as Scrivener has a higher word count than Word does, but still it's too high!). My goal is 95k or thereabouts, as it was during my last edit also. I did get there with draft #3, but my latest revision added some new content.
In other news, for some reason I took it for granted that (at least here in Aus!) everyone knows about the goodness that is peanut butter and honey on toast. Apparently though, it's not as common as I thought. I've had a few people lately telling me they've never tried it.
Anyway, that's it for today. I've read and commented on a few blogs already today, but I'm going to head out and read some more! Hope everyone is doing well.