I finished The Sorcerer’s Wife today. I’m moderately pleased. The only problem is that I’m waaaay over my target word count. I wanted to be at 5000 words. I’m at 7500. Yikes. And only seven scenes.
Scene 1: Graveyard
Scene 2: Chemical Tanker
Scene 3: Sam’s Flat (cut possibly?)
Scene 4: Sorcerer’s Apartment
Scene 5: NHB Fight Bar
Scene 6: Hospital with the Troll
Scene 7: Opera
So I guess I need to cut two of those. I can cut Sam’s flat. It gives insight into his character…but with only 5000 words, I probably need to get rid of that.
So far, it has been a very busy weekend. I’m impressed I’ve had any time at all to write. On the house front, we got the plumbing all roughed in (drains, vents, and supply) and a ton of the drywall. Of course, I don’t do any of that exciting stuff. Mostly, I’m stuck pulling nails, staples, and putting in shims and other mundane task so that the expensive workers never have to stop…
Do me a favour. If you still have it, send me scene three. the one you cut. Please. I’ll tell you why, but later….
Think of pulling nails as ‘editing’ your house. Only twice as much “fun”.
Yes, and ‘editing’ my house might actually make me money.
I heard you enjoyed nail pulling…maybe you should come over and do it. I’ll only charge you $50 for the opportunity. Good deal.
Actually, pulling nails is a close comparison to editing. However, it sometimes feels like pulling fingernails. I’m expert at that, and do it fairly painlessly. (OK, so that was a lie. I’m a fiction writer. What do you expect?)
So send out the story already. We’re dying out here!