I “edited” the manuscript, however, for it’s rerelease, and I know I cut out at least 9,000 unnecessary words without changing a whit of the story. What did I cut? Things like “He stood to his feet” became “He stood,” along with speech attributions, etc. I also noticed that in the early versions, I had people WHISPERING all the time. Why? I have no idea. So I tried to cut most of the whispering. And the “suddenlys.” And lots of other things that have become pet peeves over the years. 🙂
Tomorrow: Q&A day, so if you have a question, be sure to leave it in the comment box. Thanks!