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Let the revisions begin!

So, after ages since the last post I'm ready to say that The Last Iron Horse is officially deep into the first of the "concept" revisions. It's time to take the mess of a first draft and (hopefully) turn it into something better.

Notice I didn't say something good or great, but better?

There's still too much to do before we get into the grammatical edits - which takes each sentence (no, seriously!) and tweaks them by taking a word here and there to change the tone and feel of the book. 

While, yes, there is going to be some edits, the real meat of the revisions at this point deals with tying up plot holes, trying out different and alternate plots. It's all about tweaking the concept and not so much the finer details.

 Like sculpting the first draft is the rough cut. The main shape of the sculpture is evident but you still have no idea exactly where the nose is going on the face. You know there is a face, and arms (if it's supposed to have arms…