The removal of the infodumps has been a pretty positive experience. I now look at the infodumps as laziness.
I found another incredibly stupid chapter-separation error. Half way through a chapter, there's a line that just declares
chapter #: blah blah.
And then continues on with the story.
No page break, no graphical bar separator, no nuthin. Two chapters had been combined into one at some point because they were very short, and the text declaring the next chapter was just never removed. I'm really starting to wonder how four sets of eyes could have missed some of these errors. Yeep. I'm so glad I'm doing a revision.
My inability to justify finding a few hundred dollars for a pro edit has led me to collect a handful of ideas for cheap/free editing when I'm done with the revision.
- Have a copy printed, and pass it around to friends with a highlighter. (a similar method didn't work so well with the original version...)
- The free e-book/contest in the last post
- Find an SFU lit student who will do it cheap
- Hire a pro for a few hundred