I've completed some very important chapters, but most of the rest seems stubbornly resistant to editing. So I'll need a strategy for the month. I have most of the important character arcs worked out, except ironically Shira's own. Shira's is the most important because she has to make the most impact at the end by revealing herself as the true protagonist.
The strategy I'll adopt for the final edit of Book 1:
- Work out Shira's character arc. By the end, she reveals herself to be far more than just some amoral young "fixit girl".
- Give each chapter its own coherent plot as if it were an independent short story in a series of interconnected ones.