DOV is going ok. I have finished four passes of the mss. We’re at the point now where all of the parts are more or less in their final positions, we have continuity, and all of the notes I left myself while I was typing have been resolved, save one.
Now comes the painful part – cutting out stuff. The work now stands at 121k, which is just too damned long. I am thinking of something more in the 90k area, and will be working to cut out one word in four. There’s a lot of exposition to hack out, so the job will actually be easier than it looks.
Still, I doubt it will be ready by the 1 March self-imposed deadline. And I would rather present the agent with a far more polished work than I can pound out in eight days.
Well, here we go!
EDIT: Figured I’d put this in: Pages: 551, Paragraphs: 3912, Words: 121, 609.
I’ll post the flensed numbers in a later post when it’s done.