I can’t decide whether I’m horrified or relieved by the size of the cuts in my new revision. On the one hand… well, I don’t have to make sure there are commas in all the right places. On the other hand… When, exactly, did cutting (cuss, cuss, expletive, derisive snort) thousand words become not a big deal? I’m not going to mention the number. I’m not even going to look at the number. Not until I’m done butchering.
The good news is that I might actually manage to make this into one book. And maybe even one book of a marketable length.
The bad news is that now, I have to actually write all the parts that aren’t in the draft, but are in the outline I’ve been working on.
Any other pantsers in the neighborhood? How do you get your manuscript organized? Plotters? Well, any organization tips for beginners (or, you know… small children?)