Well, I finally finished the edit notes for Untitled Fantasy. And I counted them, finally. 30 pages of notes - college rule, single side - for roughly 97000 words. Or 1 page of notes per approximately 3200 words worth of story.
As always, some are as simple as noting that a comma needs to be inserted or removed. But I really try not to hit the simple stuff on the first draft. Most of it is bigger stuff - rewriting a line, etc. Some of it is huge, like rewriting an entire scene.
All in all, though, this is a solid book. Nothing that makes me want to scrap a whole chapter or anything.
Okay, so maybe I'm unsure about whether to leave a large chunk of the end to the next book. I'll either figure it out myself or let my readers tell me what they think. But that's down the road a ways.
I'm also playing with the idea of adding to the beginning because right now, it just sort of throws the reader into the thick of things without a whole lot of set-up. (Not the main thick, but sort of the beginning thick.)
I had hoped to have this phase finished by the end of October, but somehow it reached the friggin' 18th of the month and finishing this phase in the remaining 13 days seems problematic. We'll see how it goes.
And I need a title. I had a list of potential titles, but I just looked at it and they all suck. I'm not sure what in my head thought 'Time of the Twins' would've been a good idea... There's a Dragonlance book with that title already. Nope nope nope. Not riffin' off that series and don't even want a hint it's anything like those books. Derp. It's bad enough I've already got my name lending the impression I'm nursing at the Brandon Sanderson teats.
Speaking of which, I might publish this under my maiden name. B.E. Meissner worked for me when I was a maiden, so why not now?
And I'm playing with the idea of trying to get this published through Baen or something. Gah, the idea of querying makes me want to hurl. But they have resources I don't have, so going with them would get me a better cover than I can afford. It would definitely get me better exposure. The question is whether they'd want an old self-pubber like me. :shrug:
Decisions, decisions. On the upside, I have a lot of work to do before I have to make a decision of any kind. Yay for turtle speed.