Feeling good about my progress on Growing Up Ozark Poor! So far I’m 66% complete on the Editing phase. I made it through one section of major rework. Have a couple more to do.
My mantra is “Kill . . . show . . . deepen.” First, I seek to kill the passive voice. Second, the writing must “show, not tell” the action. And third, I’m trying to deepen the point of view of the main character, Jimmy. I’ve also decided Jimmy’s friend needs more “page time.”