Day 208

Spoiler Alert! May contain planning-stage plot/character details or other spoilers!

31 May 2017

So my editor raised the question, yet again, of doing another brief story review before the line edit and now I’m second guessing everything, lol. While it’s a less intensive and expensive service at this stage of the game, the terrible CAD>USD exchange rate means it would be over $500 CAD and push back the schedule at least a couple weeks, so I’m inclined not to go there… but on the other hand, I’d hate to miss a chance to refine and improve the story as much as it needs, and it has occurred to me that, if I wanted to try submitting to agents, there might be some benefit in refining the developmental edits and putting the line edit to the side for a bit. Cost savings, too, if I went that route, but in exchange it becomes a drastically longer timeline and I probably need to map out and write book 2 in the interim, which screws with my schedule for the next year and impacts my freelancing/career/travel choices. So, ugh. Choices. As far as I can figure, there’s not much point going the whole agent-publisher traditional route unless you’re a candidate for breakout success of the year, and… I don’t know. With every revision, I think this story gets stronger and more commercially viable, but… Agh. I hate working with so many unknowns! Makes it harder to focus on the things at hand, if nothing else.


Start Time: 11:30 am & 1 pm

Location: Abbotsford; home; chair

Drinking: earl grey tea

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