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I DID IT!

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TOTALLY HAPPY DANCING RIGHT NOW! 
I hired an editor in the spring, knowing my work in progress had gone way overboard. I wasn't particularly worried about the writing, but I knew the story needed some guidance. I've realized lately that there is much more to writing a novel than the putting the words down. It's almost as if typing the words is the easy part. I've got to learn how to become a better storyteller. I parsed and cut from my MS of 131,000+ words down to 109,090. That's a difference of 21,010. My goal was to get to 110,000 or less. It's been a labor of love. Still can't believe I DID IT!!!

Now to tighten up the beginning, including a stronger inciting incident. Pretty sure I've rocked the last chapter. It's been a bear to tie all the story ends up in a nice little bow.

I'm prepping to send my full MS to an interested agent, so this is quite exciting. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

I'm So Close!

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For the first editing run through, I am down 19,018 words!!! That's 66 pages, peeps. I've almost made my goal, only 2,000 more to go, maybe more depending on how the story develops. I've got to tighten up the beginning and embellish the ending. I'm getting so close to sending this to an interested agent. So stoked!