Anyway, The second draft was 109,300. This draft that I just turned in was 96,700 words. I took out very few scenes, though--most of it was cleaning up sentences and deleting extraneous information.
I'm happy with the book. It feels good to say it. I'm happy with the book.
However, I imagine my agent is a little leary of it. I had two years to revise Harvest of Fire (btw, new title for that book: Child of Fire) and I (we, everybody) had no idea how I would do with a deadline. I wonder how much of a sophmore slump she's expecting. Ah, well, anything that lowers expectations can only help me.
I learned some things writing it. I hope the revisions are minor. They won't be, but I hope they are. What concerns me most is that it's a darker book than the first one.
I dunno. I feel like this is something I should be talking talking talking about but I don't have anything more to say. I turned in the book. I like the book. I wonder how it will be received. I turned in the book. I like the book. I wonder how it will be received. I turned in the book. I like the book. I wonder how it will be received.
Now I just need a title for it that matches the [Blank] of [Blank] construction.