SUZEE DELIGHT gets longer

Suzee-DELIGHT-132x200-FINAL-FLATWorked six hours on type-in revision today.

I’m 60% of the way through the type-in, and as usual, the story is getting longer. Today, even after some big cuts, I ended up with a 522-word net gain, and a word count of 24,728.

I have some big cuts in the last third, but also MOST of my write-ins, so tomorrow’s word count should prove interesting. Not sure yet whether the story will end up longer or shorter overall—but I still haven’t gone ridiculously beyond my planned 20,000-word goal.

Next week it’ll go to my editor, and then to my copyeditor, and I’ll work on classroom stuff when it’s out of my hands.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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8 years ago

Do your stories always get longer in revision? Mine seem to be coming up short in first drafts, but I am aware that I am naturally a succinct writer, and I think it’s possible I will find things I need to add.

Ps. Suzee Delight is fantastic, not just good, it really flies. Only the very best SF manages this.

8 years ago

Sweet! Can’t wait until it’s in my hands. I’m definitely looking forward to what’s next for the Longview.

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