It has been a doozy of a few days. I have hit the editing hard. I now know that I can produce one book every three months. That is a break-neck pace, but it’s doable. I know how I just said that I would be doing six edit passes for every book. Nah nah nah. I’ll be doing about six, at two weeks per pass. We have a tight schedule. I will lean heavily on my beta readers to find additional problems. And with print-on-demand and the Kindle version, I can upload a new edit at any time.
Additionally, I have finally finally finally finished numbering all the chapters. Some were too long and others were too short. Now the average length is twenty-seven pages. There are nineteen chapters. Whew! It was a hard push. Now I can see the goalpost.
I can cover about one and a third chapters per day. Sometimes I can cover more. Nineteen divided by one point three is fourteen (and change). That means every edit will take about two weeks.
I have read that a typical book goes through fifteen revisions and takes years to complete. Years? If the average book brings in between $100 and $200 per month, that just sounds like a phenomenal waste of time. That won’t fit into my plan.
And now the end is in sight! I’m on seventeen of nineteen. That means in one to two days, I’ll be finished! Next, it’s off to beta readers! Then, I will do a tombstone edit integrating all of their changes, run the thing through Hemingway and Grammarly, and then publish!
January’s shaping up to be pretty cool. Praise to God!