This book (The Badlings) is defeating me. I thought I would do a quick brush-over and send the final draft to my editor for any last minute corrections before publishing, but no. It's not happening. I can't edit more than 10 pages a day (about 2K words). I'm thinking over every word choice, sounding out every sentence until it sounds perfect, or as close to perfect as I can get it.
This hasn't happened with previous books. It means that either I'm getting more scrupulous, or I rushed this book and now have to fix things as a result (I did rush it because of the Amtrak Residency trip). It's 333 pages long. I'm on page 110. At this pace it will take me 22 more days to complete it! And yet...I simply can't gloss over things that need to be fixed.
Wish me patience, darlings. Thank you.