More than ten years after the idea came to me, I can finally let go and release ‘hero’ into the universe. I thank whatever force gave me the idea and moving on to the next book.
The Boys of Brighton Beach, as you might recall from previous postings, has entered editing. I’ve done what I call pre-editing, ie adding details to each chapter for most of the book. I still have forty odd chapters to go and don’t expect that to take more than a few days. As you know, I am already behind my 2019 schedule so trying to make up ground.
I haven’t decided whether I will try to write for A Mountain of Forgiveness each day but I think the answer will have to be yes. I won’t however try to juggle a third book. That proved to be too much early in the year.
After pre-editing, book two will enter regular editing and below are the priorities:
1) make sure I’m showing not telling
2) make sure language is consistent with the time period
3) are chapters in correct order?
4) identify gaps in story
This is where things could really slow down and I have to be aware of that and keep the momentum going. After I clean up the above, I will run the book through Prowriting Aid which is an online writing tool. That’s the immediate plan.
One fun task remains and that is having the cover created. I will go back to fiverr for that help.
I’ll update next Wednesday.