So, yeah, goblins play a pretty important role in the book. Chapter 23 is about a goblin who tries to turn himself into a god using the Book of Dreams. I won’t spoil the outcome.
Just finished editing it (that’s chapter 23). It’s a short chapter at only six pages. Knocked it down from 1942 to 1800 words.
I’ve edited 60,000 words with 28,000 to go. With the 60,000 words I removed about 5800, so I am very close to my 10% target. But then I added 3900 for Gifts from the Dead chapter, so my total actual savings is around 3%.
None of these word counts really mean anything in and of themselves. It’s more a statement on tightening the writing up, polishing it and making it shine. Nine times out of ten that means getting rid of unnecessary text. But sometimes it means surgically adding and I’m happy with where I’m at.