I’m trying to cut down a 180,000+ word novel to 80,000 to 100,000, and it’s breaking my heart. I try to just tone down the prepositions and delete the unnecessary sentences and shorten paragraphs. But when you have to reduce the entire thing into literally half, you realize that you have to par down entire chapters. CHAPTERS, for crying out loud. It took me two years to write this crap!!
And the sucky thing is that it may all be for nothing. Oh Soul of the World, how you torment me. But fine, I guess the actual torture has far from begun. So. I’m officially sucking it up.