Almost done

The read-aloud final pass of Verbosity's Vengeance has been slowed and intermittently stalled by real life, but it proceeds. I'm finding words and phrases that need to be corrected, but I'm also finding some minor rewrites to be done.

For example, one character's motivation is revealed at the denouement, but unfortunately, it's revealed twice. Oops.

Another chapter is full of action, building higher and higher... until it plows right into a bit of backstory reveal that slows it down unnecessarily. Oops.

In that sense, this final pass is not just a line edit, although that's the main point. It's becoming another content pass, at least in a few minor ways.

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Help keep the words flowing.

5 comments:

  1. It's always best to be thorough!

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    1. I'm trying to balance thoroughness with a minor (but real) temptation to keep fiddling with it, to fix things that don't need fixing. I could re-re-re-re-tweak the opening, but I won't.

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  2. Yup. Editing never ends on its own. You finally have to pull the plug and say it's ready enough. We writers could tinker with a single story until the end of time.

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  3. Those are great things to catch, Tony! And wonderful things to fix before the readers have to.

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