Thx for the help lately… The names offered and your thoughts on the names I submitted helped a TON.
I have well over 100k words to cut down to around 85k and make fit smoothly, if that is possible.
The biggest issue I am having is seeing what the big picture is, I have not really thought about it until now. That’s a real hard question to answer. I am trying to understand it better so I can bring it out in my second ‘full’ edit.
Have you ever read a book that you really didn’t know what the “theme” of the story was, yet you still loved it?
And when do you think the reader should really get what the “theme” is?
In the last chapter, or the moment the reader closes the book after completion and pounders about it?
Should the “theme” be foreseeable, and easily noticeable…
Or should it be sneaky and kind of subconsciously transmitted to the reader?