I've cut only 4,000 words from Stag in Velvet so far, and I'm a third of the way in. Dammit, I was hoping to trim it more than this. But I do think I've quickened the pace a little, and of course this is just the first go-through.
I can't do these revisions at work--I have to be in front of the computer, because I'm moving stuff around in the document. So what on earth am I going to do tomorrow when I have down time and a notebook with empty pages? I guess I'll have to work on a short story to tide me over--I don't want to plunge back into White Rose until these revisions are done.
I do have a good idea for a short story, but I haven't thought it through as far as a plot and setting and things like that. I guess I'll have to figure out a plot real fast.