YOU GUYS. IT’S DONE (again).
Today I wrote "the end" on The Shadow Mile. These revisions have been KILLING me over the past few weeks. Multiple times I have stared down at the hacked remnants on my floor and wept to myself. I had to completely deconstruct the book and rearrange/rewrite before I could piece it back together.
In the end, I cut 10,000 words, taking it from 71,000 to 61,000. I rewrote approx. 10,000 words, and CUT one of my three POV’s, and pulled out of another.
BUT, much to my surprise (I am sorry, mom, for the hours spent on the phone talking about how it wasn’t going to work and why was I even trying because I was going to FAIL) it did not fail.
I still have to do another read-through, but it just feels like SUCH a relief to have all the new pieces in place.