I was vacuuming the other day when it hit me: one of the plot points in my book is unnecessary. It adds nothing except a bunch of characters that are never seen again and could be written out with very little effect on the rest of the story.
I believe at that point, I turned off the vacuum and found a desk to lay my head on. Because this means a whole boat load of revisions. Just because it doesn’t affect the rest of the story doesn’t mean it’s easy to extract. I have thirty five thousand words, close to half of my book, that need to be edited, rewritten and added to.
My reaction was something like this:
|My drawing skills get better all the time.|
So, yeah. If you don’t hear form me in the next few weeks, assume I’ve been buried under an avalanche of words.
What about you? Any good editing arg-I-can’t-believe-I-missed-that stories to share?