Made It, I Think
I have three chapters, 28 pages. I wanted to make the chapters a little longer, but the breaks were in such obvious places, I had to go with them. My new revision method has worked out well. I’m at the point where I keep changing little things, tiny things, taking out the word “the” and then putting it back in.
So I know it’s time to stop combing through those few pages and move on. I know it is clean, and I feel like the pacing is right and the conflict is tight. I feel like every single thing the editor wanted different is now different, and the elements she admired are still intact. She’s going to be reading 28 almost entirely new pages, and I hope I’m right, she will see how well I can work with editorial.
So. Now for the synopsis and a cover letter and I can ship this baby to Canada. Not a moment too soon as I took a summer teaching assignment–creative writing–so it will be fun.