I’m just past the half-way point in the third draft of THE IGNORED PROPHECY, which is the sequel to THE SHAMAN’S CURSE.
In the second draft, I cut about 8,000 words, including two characters and two subplots–most of which will either reappear as part of a short story or in the third (as-yet-unnamed) book in the series. But TIP is still over 112,000 words–too long. So, I’ve got two goals for this draft:
- Check for consistency. Delete anything that either foreshadows those two subplots as something that will happen in this book and anything later that depends on them.
- Find more scenes to delete, especially in the first third of the book.
I’ve marked several scenes as possible deletions, but I haven’t made those changes yet. This is definitely the hard part of revisions.
In other news, I took the first steps today toward an audio book version of THE SHAMAN’S CURSE. Wish me luck.