Hard Part Is Over

In which I detail the completion of edits for my novel, share a snippet, and share some great news!

I've mostly wrapped up my first round of edits. All that's left is one final sweep, which shouldn't take more than a day, and then it's on to formatting. I bounced back and forth, in terms of word count, and may snip and add a bit more before the process is complete. I'm currently sitting comfortably at 73k, which is where I've been for a while now.

And this is after cutting several sex scenes! My solution was to add more story to compensate for what I removed. And while it's always a shame to delete beloved scenes, sometimes it's necessary for the whole thing to flow together.

In other news, progress on my book cover is coming along nicely! I can't wait to show it off! I hope to have it before the end of the month.

This last snippet is sort of a spoiler? Nothing major, but it's important to both characters.

“You got me flowers?” Svenja rapidly blinked and wiped her eyes. “No one’s ever done that for me.”
“Evan, look at me.” Boyish, tall, blonde, desperately fighting back tears…
“I am, and you’re beautiful.”