15 months and about 2 weeks after my last edit, I’m back at it. In the interim I spent a lot of time learning stuff for my new job, so now yes I know how to set up DHCP, LDAP and DNS and all that jive for a Linux network, and also learned Linux is a right royal PITA. But that’s beside the point.
The main advantage to coming back to a manuscript after so long is you feel you have nothing to lose, and editing is that much easier. Getting this story down to the bones, ditching unwieldy plot devices cooked up in mad-genius fugue states, jazzing up the tension — all become so much easier when I thought it was dead anyway, so why the hell not?
140K 120K words. I think I can get this under 100K. Let’s see…