Happy Earth Day first of all.
I hope everyone is trying for one day to be a little extra Earth friendly. I managed to do an okay job but will try a little harder next year.
Today I am going to address a question about my works that has been coming up a lot lately. It is about editing and the subject of word count.
My first draft that I began working with Wheatmark was around 180,000 words. This was because in my sleepless nights I would compile short stories together, journal entries from memories of my past and other random writings into one manuscript. When I decided at one point to take it to see if a publisher would want to work with me it was very long and full of repetitive details. Anyways after my first edit I got it down to just under 100,000 words. Continue reading