I just finished my first review/rewrite of He Who Breaks The Clouds. Sometimes, when you edit, you have to deleted material that you loved. This usually happens when you discover you made an info dump, the material wasn’t necessary to the story, or it was confusing, or just plain dumb. I did lots of that kind of editing and deleting. I don’t think I went through a single paragraph without changing something. The finished result and the book’s success will determine whether or not I made the right calls.
Next, I will review/rewrite again. Leave it for a while after that, write something else, and return to review this story with fresh eyes before sending it to an editor.
I’m willing to do this because I believe in my work, especially He Who Breaks The Clouds.
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