So, I’ve been zipping along entering the changes of the first round of edits for Book One of the Academy of the Accord series, and according to the page count I’m nearly half way through. (It really helps the motivation to know that there is someone waiting to read it.)
And then, there it was.
Just a sudden stop.
Nothing all that major, just enough of a snag to make me lose momentum.
(And it’s extra annoying because it’s one of those things that I should have fixed in the paper edit and didn’t so now I have to.)
What kind of snag?
Vinadi’s last name.
(I’ll need one for Marsden, too, before this is done, but for now, I need Vinadi’s for the note they found.)
I mean, I can’t send this mess to my beta reader:
“Members of the House of [*V] must be destroyed. If you are loyal to the House of [*BB] you will not rest until all traces of them have been removed from the world. Destroy House [*V] and all that it has built and you will be rewarded beyond measure.”
[*V] refers to Vinadi, of course, and [*BB] refers to “Big Bad” (the villain behind it all).
Actually, the whole thing really needs to be redone, based on events in later books that changed a few things.
Come to think of it, there are other large chunks coming up that are also going to be headache-inducing.
But that’s a later worry.
Today’s “editing” project is going to be rewriting that note so that it fits with reality. Who would have thought that fifty words could cause so much trouble?
Pass the Excedrin…
And buy stock in it.