My fingers are itching to edit! Isn't it amazing that Saturday un-blocked my editor's block? Or editing writer's block? Whichever, it's gone! And, after going through about the first fourth of my novel, I've trimmed about 2,000 words in useless information and adverbs. This is on the third major edit, mind, and I thought I'd gotten rid of most of it.
Ah, editing. What a fickled friend you are.
In other news!
I have no other news.
I'm still open to any editing advice! (pretty please?) Here's my list so far -
Character D must think Character A's name is Name B.
Um... a bunch of soldiers? Can we please figure out the military numbers? Please?
Never mix up soldier with shoulder.
Never mix up cavalry with Calvary.
Um... 'cast one spell after another.' What is the magic actually doing here, friend?
*Note: the use of friend was sarcastic. My critical self is definitely not friends with my editing self*
Have the characters sigh less.
THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIGHTNING AND LIGHTENING!
Alright – all right
Um, that race of magical creatures apparently has no females or children. Fix that. They don't just jump out of the earth like a poptart!
White Flame is more impressive than Blue
(This last one was a science question, but all the answers were confusing. Theory vs. practice, which is actually hotter - so I'm going with white, cause it looks cooler. But I keep changing my mind, mostly it just needs to be consistant.)
So, as you can now undoubtedly tell, I'm kind of an idiot. *sigh* Ah well. Do you guys make editing lists? Any 'duh' edits on there?