OKAY! Given my last post, I am now doing an in-depth review of the editorial feedback from Carina Press, and beginning to organize notes for a plan of attack on how to address the various recommendations.
However, given that this will be Lament‘s fifth draft (possibly sixth, if I do a separate word count reduction pass) and I’ve already gotten a little cross-eyed with editing this thing already, fresh eyes on it would be really, really good. So does anybody want to do a read-through for me? Specifically, I need someone who can:
- Read the entire manuscript,
- Review the list of editorial recommendations,
- Tell me if you think they’re reasonable, and
- For added bonus points, brainstorm with me on whether the game plan I’m developing to address them is feasible.
Let me emphasize: I need someone who can read the whole manuscript, all 118K words of it. Given that several of these recommendations address the overall structure of the story, a few chapters won’t cut it here. Also, my ideal time frame for this would be “some time before the end of this month”. It’ll take me at least a week or two to really properly hammer out the game plan, and if I could start hardcore edits in October, that would be awesome.
I will trade an equivalent beta read to any of my fellow writers out there for their own work, or do something else nifty in exchange for non-writers!