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Wow, it’s been an interesting struggle but I’ve managed to finish the preliminary final on the Sligo section, and I’ve managed to cut about 900 words – this is after adding about 1000 over the past few days. So I’ve a net gain of only a few, and that’s a good thing. I’m sure there will be more changes in the near future but, so far, I’m happy with where this is going.

Who knows, I might even make my deadline. 😉

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Still Editing

Well, I guess it’s safe to say I’m not in final draft anymore, since I’m editing again. But this is a good thing, really. I’m not just fixing small nits – I’m finding ways to enrich the story by cutting fat here and adding meat there. It’s all to do with relevance and detail – am I getting my point across the best way I can?

I’m seeing the manuscript through new eyes, so to speak, now that I’ve let it sit and simmer for a while. Exciting times!

By yesterday I’d added an extra thousand words. Today, however, I’ve cut out almost half that many from different areas, and still cutting. Getting tighter all the time.

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