This is just another example of an innocent edit getting out of control. Actually, I did want to add 10,000 words, and that had been achieved with excess of 1000 words. Then I was done … I thought. Just to be on the safe side a friend and I both ran through my manuscript one last time with a fine tooth comb, catching all those annoying double “the”s and other random mistakes (its amazing what you can miss even after so meany times over it!) In the doing so, magically — especially considering I felt I was deleting more than I was adding — another four thousand words appeared. My novel, “Midnight’s Miracle” is now 80,000 words and exactly 300 double spaced pages.
Now back to the agent hunt!
Also in the news, I am about 10,000 words into my next book. It’s working title is “Midnight’s Escape”, but that might change a few times before I’m done. All the main characters have met, and I think I’m starting to get a feel for who they are, where they’ve been, where they’re going — or at least trying to go, because you know it’s not going to be an easy trip. Dieter, Ruth and Cole are going to hate me by time they get to the end of their story! But really, it’s April 1945 in Berlin, they can’t blame everything on me.
(My hubby disagrees — everything can be blamed on me. I guess I did put them there. If I was really nice I could have let them play out their romantic triangle in the 21st century on the comfort of the internet …
Na, I’d rather we enjoy ourselves at their expense.)