#amwriting Book #5, "The Owl from Oblivion", 148,901 words. I have gone through 34% of the professional editor's corrections and comments. This is getting really hard. According to my wife I have a phenomenal memory and according to the editor I am expecting the reader to remember too much. So the editor is challenging me to either delete characters or to further state their context and relevance, which for me seems a bit unnatural since I don't see a problem. Cough. Well this is why I have a professional editor look at things.
The editor is telling me to do this even if I have talked a lot about the characters in previous books. The editor tells me that it's been long enough that people won't remember. So my challenge is to write in informative helps on the characters to give some of the important background information on them without it sounding like a data dump. That is a very challenging task.