The painstaking process of editing slogs on into the winter. Win Or Go Home has 81,179 words, 2282 paragraphs and 6074 lines. I have completed 50 pages, about one-sixth of the total. The method is simple. Read a line or two. Re-read. Compress, amputate, sometimes expand. Show, don't tell. How do the characters' words and actions reflect their inner as well as outer struggles? How well does the story move? Like a stream with a swift current or a sluggish backwater?
Every so often I change the view on the computer so it seems more like I am reading a book. I think the appearance on the screen page is important. Too much overcrowding or too much dialogue upsets the equilibrium. I don't the reader to miss anything, so I need to present the words in as fluid a manner as I can.
I've spent enough time at this. Editing awaits.