Scott Adrian doesn’t actually know what constitutes a draft anymore. He has reread and rewritten Orbem a dozen times or so now.
Scott Adrian’s last proofreader turned into a pretty consequential developmental editor.
He learned so much about character and scene arcs as well as ex machina. This has lead to some major tightening and cutting.
Orbem has gone from about 130k words down to 97k. Scott Adrian believes the cuts have helped pacing and has allowed him to smooth out transitions.
He is finishing one last pass reading the book aloud to make sure the sentence structure makes sense then passing his final draft over to a new proofreader.
We hope this is the last editor needed and he’ll be able to self publish Orbem in the next couple months!
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