Yes, novel is done – again! Time to zip it up and throw it to the test readers once more.
The main error I had to fix today was missing spaces. For some reason these chapters had loads, though I hadn’t seen any anywhere else. Oh well. Almost done!
Now up to halfway through the reread. Some clumsy sentences fixed, some spelling errors caught, and one more major continuity flub dealt with. Onward!
Today I started my final readthrough of the novel, and am currently through 8 of the 32 chapters. Some minor spelling and punctuation fixes, a couple of clumsy sentence rewordings and one small continuity gaffe fixed. Onward and upwards!
Yes, that’s it, it’s done! Well, apart from one final readthrough for continuity. And sorting out those chapter bumpers. And feedback from test reads. But still – happy dance!
Today’s planned novel rewrites got derailed by instead writing 600 words of feedback to the excellent Dissecting Worlds podcast about Milton’s Paradise Lost. I do plan to turn it into a proper article at some point, mostly because finding the pictures to go with it would be great. (Blake _and_ Dorre? Yes please.)
Penultimate chapter’s editing complete! Next – re-reading the whole thing to make sure the final chapter actually gets all the loose ends.