It shouldn’t have taken a week for this, but there was also a lot of family stuff in there. I also worked a bit on some other things, so I wasn’t exactly dawdling. This chapter was much more emotional than the others I’ve done, which I think the sample displays pretty well. I debated about whether to keep this in, and in the end, keeping won. There’s precious little Naddi and Conrad history in the novel, and this scene includes that. In fact, I think there’s too little of Naddi in the book entirely, but, even though I like her, she isn’t the focus. There’s also a lot of current Naddi and Conrad here, which I also like.
The Tale of the Tape: I gained a couple of hundred words without sacrificing hardly anything on my Flesch stats, so that was okay. That was mostly due to word choices and clarity issues. Really looking forward to the second editing on this one. One thing: I need to pick up the pace drastically on this or the final edit will be done by my heirs. Sheesh!
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Up Next: some basic sorting of original information for a new short project and a new long project, then a rough of MGC Chapter 18. After that, it’s the first Edit on Chapter 13 and a free sample. Triskaidekaphobia, anyone?
Thanks for reading!