With the Love is Murder Mystery Conference looming ahead the first weekend of February, I've been working on my Boomer thriller, Forever Young, the past week. Of course, I should have been working on it way before. Now I have no excuse, since I don't have a job presently.
I had over 65,000 words done before I realized the manuscript just wouldn't fly in its present form. With very much regret, I cut the last 196 pages, leaving three main characters central to the plot, with also a few side characters.
The 196 pages cut will not be wasted. I plan to include them in a bonus book or anthology with a similar theme featuring the characters that don't fit in the first book.
What about you? Have you ever had to cut almost two-thirds of your manuscript for it to make sense? Or, maybe you wish an author you've read had cut lots of pages from his or her book before publishing. (g)
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