I hate editing. I really do. I wish I could say I’ve gotten better at it.
But this is daunting, don’t you think?
That’s 402 pages, double spaced, .5″ margins all around, with a footer. Oy.
That small amount I’ve got separated by my finger is pages 1-83. I’m on page 50. Oy.
My printer did a good job of it. It only got itself hung up once and I hung it up twice trying to feed it paper. I only had to reprint 3 pages! Not bad. It did it really fast because I remembered to put it on “economical/fast draft” setting. Ink is expensive!
I’m doing a slash and dash type of editing right now. If it don’t forward the story, out it goes. I’m thinking a huge chunk of the beginning is going to go. So I’m glad I ended it so big.
Oh, and I’m getting a cross-cut shredder. That stuff will be mulch after I’m done with it.