I have now finished the rewrites of my last couple of scenes, and in preparation for a big word count cut, I’ve printed out the first 100 pages of my manuscript. There is something very satisfying about having it on paper. I intend to make heavy use of a red pen. Make it bleeeeeeeeeed. Mwahahaha!
So that was a couple days ago. I have carried my binder to work and back, to the grocery store and back. I have not yet opened it and started actually crossing stuff out. I think I’m subconsciously trying to give the ending rewrite a little bit of mental distance first. But I will do this, and when I do, I’m going to make some serious headway on this word count problem.