Completed my first editing pass of “Worlds Without End”: formatting into 6″ x 9″, block-justified text (which boofed up all of my block-quoted text…), catching any gross rhetorical errors and plot holes… that sort of thing. In this raw form it is 263 pages; that will grow a little as I add the chapter breaks and make some plot clarifications for Part 2; right now I’ve just highlighted a couple of sentences to alert me on the next pass to ‘clean this stuff up!’
Speaking of the two parts, part one is called CODE:ASCENSION and part two CODE:DESCENSION, alluding to something that happens to two of the characters.
I hope to have my second pass complete by mid-week at which point I’ll run it through Grammerly then hand it off to my copyeditor. Things are proceeding quite nicely, for once!