Ouch. Just yanked out all the chapters that have to go entirely, and made the easy edits to later parts. RIF’s word count now stands at 42k, half of what it previously was. Did I mention OUCH? Some of the things I ripped may come back in later in slightly altered form, but still. That’s a lot of re-writing!
Ah well, keeping my eye on the prize. Once I’m done, the book will be much stronger, tighter, and hopefully more marketable! I’m really hoping and praying that JM will love the new and improved version, since he really liked the premise and unique aspects of the world. Now I just have to make him fall for the rest!