I’ll Have to check my project overview in Scrivener as that has the details Altho I’m not sure if the version of scrivener i began with tennish years ago had that functionality.If you could guess, how many hours of writing was it, and how many hours of editing would you anticipate?
Huzzah. I cut 30 k off my first book in one delete. Never regretted it.Oops, late to reply to you, @Heijan Xavier, apologies. I was wrong, I can't find hours spent and as I started this in 2009 I expect any estimate would be imprecise :/
However, I do want to boast for the second time today: I have just deleted 16,772 words from my MS (in one night)!
lol! I need to take notes. I’m rounding the finish line of my WiP but I’ll need to cut about 100k words. Trying not to think too hard about that prospect. Maybe I can make this into 2-3 books instead.Talk about killing your darlings. I feel like a mass murderer
Just from what you said, Search for Earth sounds intriguing. No idea if it's been used already, though. Or something like Adrift could be an appropriate metaphor, except I'd go with a less common version--Unmoored, perhaps. Or if you want to be a bit funny, Loosed in Space.The issue is that the space opera is based on the tale of a human abducted from Earth, escaping from his captors and trying to make his way home, getting a pilots license and then a ship and starting the search for Earth. And all of that's fine. The problem I have is with the title.