Monday, 23 September 2019
The structural edit
Hope you’re well and had a good summer.
Sorry for the update silence – I’ve been beavering with the structural edit.
When I hit 100% funding, Unbound assigned me an editor. She read my manuscript and then sent me a 36 page document with ‘things you might want to consider’! I went to bed thinking, No Way, but in the morning set to work. It took me four weeks. I sent it back to her, and she read it again. A new ‘TYMWTC’ document arrived. Only 16 pages – progress!
I worked through it again, and I’m about to send it off to the copyeditor for what, no doubt, will be another flagellation.
Killing my darlings is of course, hard, but I’m really excited about the developing book.
I’m also working with Unbound on the cover. Writing a shoutline (currently, I like: Three missing. Two deaths. One detective.) and collating images.
The year of no sleep goes on!
Please share the link to The Trail with anyone you think might be interested. It can be pre-ordered at https://unbound.com/books/the-trail/