Almost Finished with LGD Line Edit

Worked until about six PM yesterday, finishing 170 pages of manuscript line edit. I have thirty left for today, after which I’ll start type-in.

Here’s the hell of the thing. I have been over this now so many times that I genuinely don’t know if it’s any good or not. I’m numb. On a line by line basis, I’m okay — I haven’t forgotten grammar skills or lost the ability to feel the rhythm of sentences. But as for the story … no clue. It might be better than the version Claire first read, it might be worse, it might be really good or lying there dead on the page and at this moment I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. The whole process has become one big blur.

This has not been a happy book to write.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

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