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Manuscript Completed

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Twist by Dan 2020


My YA WIP is now complete. It's been through several rounds of editing, so hopefully, it's just down to the spit shine to make it sparkle.

The manuscript comes in at approximately 101,000 words. This is marginally longer than I wanted. While working on the rough draft, I figured shooting for 90,000 to 99,000 words was where I want to be at the end. Right now, I'm happy with the word count. More editing might chop off another 1000+ words or so… or not. Before I get into the nitty-gritty of proofreading, I'm going to take Matt Bird's advice to set the manuscript aside for a spell, so I am looking at the manuscript with a fresh perspective.

In the meantime, I'll get back to querying and maybe knock out a short story (or, if I am feeling crazy, I might try to breathe new life into a failed short story or two).


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