Well, I've knocked out just over 4000 words from Forever Home. I've been trying to figure out where I can cut all these words out (30K) and realize that's a whole sub plot. Problem is that I like all the subplots. I really don't want to cut any of them.
Of course there's a lot of narrative I can get rid of to tighten it up. But 30K? Yikes!
So this makes me wonder where else I could send this baby. It doesn't have to go to Harlequin. I'd love love love love to see it in print. I'd love for it to go to a NYC publisher. There must be plenty out there who want more than just 60K stories.
I won't totally give up on the idea of HQ but I don't want to sacrafice the story just for the sake of making it HQ length.
Now back to edits.