Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Novel - Targets & Edits

One more day to month end, when the final editing of Chapters 1 - 3 should be completed.  So far, I have done the small edits, keeping the level of 'hads', 'he', 'she' and whatever other small words seem to eat into sentences, at an optimum level.  I have also clarified shifts in times, emphasised turning points, sharpened paragraphs, turned elusive references, to logical analysis and so forth and so on.

The only thing left to do, is turn the beginning of chapter 1 upside down, to an opening pitch, that excites all those mere mortals lucky or unlucky enough to read it (which hopefully will be millions!).

Tomorrow is the last day of my self imposed target, so fingers crossed I achieve my aim on Chapter 1, and it won't be too long before Chapters 1-3, take wings and fly off to a welcoming publisher/agent/or anyone who will help along the way!!! 


  1. Good luck! Almost there! I have my packet of white envelopes ready! How many pages is the first three chapters I wonder? My novel is in small sequences, three chapters would only get them 12 pages! I thought around 40 would do...
    anyway, back to work!

  2. It all depends on who you are sending it to, as the criteria varies, but just decide on how much you want to fine tune I guess, and at the very least, it is ready to go. I think once I do the last bit of alteration, I may do another review before looking again at the pitch letter and synopsis. Good luck anyhow!

  3. Thanks Promising Poets Parking Lot!

  4. Best of luck to you. Hope to be among the millions of readers someday!


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