I still can't believe I signed up for CampNaNo - or that it starts tomorrow! But, I'm ready. I know my story, I know where it's going, where it ends, and most of what happens in the middle. All I need to do is get the words on the page without wasting time over-thinking everything. THAT is the biggest challenge with my brain still in edit mode. I'll tell you more about what I'm writing for CampNaNo next time. :D
I literally just finished final edits for Game On around five minutes ago. Yeah, I know I said it was finished before, but then some small but important things were brought to my attention so I had to go back over some of the chapters again. NOW, I'm done, yippee! :D
When I originally wrote the story it was complete at 154,000 words. Now, after cutting endless amounts of useless words, the final word count is ... 85, 851! To me, that is insane! Obviously, I am a brutal editor, but there really was a lot of crap in it such as scenes that didn't progress the story, repetitive conversations, insanely long conversations, and tons of ugly, boring words.
Game On is now polished to the point where I can't polish it anymore. Okay, that's not true. No doubt if I looked at it again, I'd find another 1000 words I could cut, but I'm not going to. Enough is enough.
This was a bit of a dull post - I'm very tired lol - but I plan to be back on form soon so I can let you know (roughly) when Game On will be released, and hopefully, I might even have a cover reveal for you next week!