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Editing Pass on Taijiya Zero Draft Done!

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Finished my editing pass on the zero draft of the not-brainy-but-no-longer-stupid novel, a.k.a. Taijiya, last night. Made my November 1 deadline! *woot*

Ended up adding something like 1,400 words. Funny thing, when I do editing passes on short works, I tend to cut-cut-cut.  Most of the content edits I did on Taijiya involved fleshing out scenes.

Also thinking of changing the title to Demon Queller, which is actually what “taijiya” means. Not sure which conveys “medieval fantasy set in Japan” better. Kinda feeling that it’s a toss-up between, “Taijiya? What in heck is that about? Pass.” And “Demon Queller? Isn’t that horror? Pass.” Or maybe I should throw my Scrabble tiles back into the bag and pick a new batch…

Still want to do another read-through/edit of certain sections, check some continuity issues, massage a scene transition that seemed rough but couldn’t put my finger on why—that sort of thing. Then I’m foisting it on critiquers.

 

Originally published at EugieFoster.com. You can comment here or there.

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On October 28th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC), cdennismoore commented:
Congratulations. Short story editing is one of my favorite things. Novel editing . . . not so much!
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On October 28th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC), melissajm replied:
Congratulations!
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On October 28th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC), desperance commented:
... Or just Quell, which is neither the difficult-to-pronounce nor the omigod-demons!!
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On October 29th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC), jmward14 commented:
Congratulations! Can't wait to see it on the shelves, regardless of the title. :-)
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