I’m reformatting the novel again! The size of my font seems to be too big for some reason. It’s standard Times Roman 12, so I made it 11, for I would hate to have my readers squint their eyes just to read the text, including me. My eyes are just not the same anymore, but the novel was just too long. How did 376 pages become 477? When I changed the font, certain character thoughts that were in italics had become not italicized, and I had to go through and redo them again, which is a pain. I’m almost done. I’ll then copy what I have in MS Word to Scrivener, so I can start re-reading and re-editing finally.
Contacted two freelance editors, but none have returned my emails. One did reply and I sent back a response, but I have not heard from her. I’m assuming she’s very busy due to the holidays. I can wait a little longer, but once I come back from my vacation, I’ll get right back to work.
I love the Scrivener program I have, because I can set the pages for the novel to cover the whole computer screen. It’s a good feature when you just want to focus on editing and block out everything else. I’ll be out though for six days, starting Friday, since I’ll be in New York. Will try to tweet now and then, so look out for that. Six days without my laptop is like torture…for I’m always thinking of new ideas or what I need to revise. Anyway, I’ll be pretty busy tomorrow, cleaning and preparing for the trip out of town. Will keep you posted once I return!