Tracker was sent to professional editor Judy Serrano to hammer out all the rough spots that happen when you’re friends won’t proofread or beta-read for you but you go ahead and publish anyways. I’ve spent the past week reviewing all of the things Judy found wrong with the technical aspects of my writing and correcting my crazy capitalizations and filling in words that my brain had in the sentence but my fingers weren’t fast enough to type. I’ve expanded some chapters to answer questions Judy had about backstory and where a few of the characters that suddenly appeared out of nowhere really fit in. I all there’s almost 5000 new words in Tracker. I will be releasing the revised second edition of Tracker on April 11, 2015 on Amazon.
I’m over halfway into writing Witch and I realized that I really hated the direction Kieran’s Uncle Brom sent the story spinning. There’s something about a forty year old man acting like a twelve year old that set my teeth on edge as I was rereading what I’d written to date. So far the editing has cost me 500 words from the story and I haven’t even gotten to the main scene where Brom’s actions sent the story spinning away from where I want it to go. I imagine I’ll loose a good 3000 words for a bit but I have a couple of twisted ideas that the boys have been pushing for running around in my head.