I've been doing my first full edit. My writing strikes me as very flimsy so I've been chopping out the fluff. Now I've fallen below 70K! Yikes. Hopefully more valuable material will come to me as I move along.
My next edit will be out loud. I'm hoping to capture how we speak here. But I also want a cooperative relationship with the reader - I want to make it easy for the reader to pass through the story and understand what I mean. I've read some beautiful books but the language was too labour intensive. Something to talk about with other authors, I suppose. If they ever take me seriously! :)