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?