The revisions on TCH are going, but very slowly. I’m so glad this isn’t the story in the submission phase. It’s important for me to fix this one, though. It was the first story I ever wrote, but then it became the third in the series when I wrote two prequels to it. And TCH has great characters, an intriguing plot, and will someday be a very worthwhile read (at least I believe) so I can’t tuck it into the furthest recesses of my hard drive and forget it.
Do you have any idea how tedious it is to read through 131,000 words, cut and paste all the POV hopping to a new document, then highlight said cut text in blue for the hero and pink for the heroine? All this must be done while fixing the surrounding scene so that it makes sense, then feed back into the story the pertinent information from what was cut, AND change it to the relevant POV? Good Lord, it’s confusing.
I’m tired of clicking, but I’ll take that any day over re-typing entire pages on a manual typewriter. Can you imagine how long it took pre-typewriter writers to write, especially when they wrote with quills on lambskin parchment? GOR! Just think about the ancient Egyptians carefully chiseling into stone tablets–or on walls. I can hear the cussing now when a misplaced gouge ruins the entire meaning of the hieroglyphs and the scribe has to start all over.
I think I’ll not complain about clicking anymore.