Well, the complete plot overhaul is finally done. It was well worth the time, since over 55,000 words have been cut from the manuscript! However, the re-plot took twice as long as I imagined it would, and I now have to go over each scene and edit the details. All of this is a prelude to breaking the news that the book may not be ready for print by Christmas 2013. It is still possible, and I will do my best, but I'm not making any promises at this point!
The plot has been
streamlined, and, taking my cue from one advance reader to "simplify,
simplify, simplify," I have done my best to make the story much more
straightforward. I believe the result is a much better book. After I
get the editing done, we'll have to see what the advance readers think
As always, your prayers are appreciated!