October 8th, 2006

mysteriousparis

The incredible shrinking novel

I'm still typing in edits of Mysterious Paris.... which includes much deleting of redundant and otherwise pointless text. So far, I've deleted much more than I've added.

Although it's good to get down to the essence of the story, I'm worried about the viability of this as a novel as it continues to shrink. I do an MS Word wordcount, and it's now at less than 48K words. Perhaps I should stop worrying and enjoy the ride. Manon and Thierry are about to go to a cafe (at last).

At least I'm still on track for completing these edits before November.