Coming to the end of my read through for Gristle's Revenge.
I wanted to try and achieve the same word count as WOTW.
I was worried I wouldn't make it. I didn't want to short-change readers who purchase it in the future (fingers crossed) and I also wanted the two books to look good side by side if folk bought both (in my dreams).
I was up to 74,000 when I began the read-through and I thought, "I'm never going to do it. How can I find 8,000 words just reading the novel through, there can't be much that needs changing or tweaking after four draft versions?
Shows what a big headed idiot I am! I've 40 pages left to read and the novel is at 87,000 words. I've written 8,000 words more just by reading 240 pages. One step closer to publishing. Should have it finished this week ready for my copy editor to 'enjoy'.
I've also written the list of the 26 illustrations I need for the chapter headings and I was wondering when to start on these. I need to consider a layout for the cover too. Something along the lines of WOTW.
I thought I might have the background as either the Viking ship on Pegwell or a view of Ramsgate harbour.
Comments always welcome.