The line edit of Servant is finished!

116 hours.

677 pages.

184,000 words.

I re-sequenced the beginning and three other spots that had me scratching my head on how the first edition had gotten it wrong. I added a chapter to the ending to make it flow as it should. And tightened small things on almost every other page.

Now it’s off to my copy editors.

The cover is progressing.

Very soon, Precious. Very soon.

I now turn to the editing of CURSE. 


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3 Responses to The line edit of Servant is finished!

  1. JohnW says:


    Can you post the first chapter now?

  2. JohnW says:

    …unless you already have. 🙂 I’m not sure if the chapters 1-4 that you have up are from the new line-edit version, or from some older draft.

  3. John Brown says:

    You impatient thing! 🙂

    It still needs a copy edit. But know that the first chapter is what I have on the sample page–the hunt converging on Sugar’s house. You won’t notice huge changes in those first chapters. Most of the edits there were indeed line edits, fixing spots to make the sentences and action sequences flow a bit better.