...or, what I'm doing instead of editing
I've been distracting myself this afternoon with Wordle, a curious application which literally paints a picture with words. Here's one I made earlier:
The size of the word is proportional to its frequency in the text--in this case, The Dog of the North. Click on the image for a larger version.
This was so much fun that I made wordles for all the other novel-length fictions I've written, including the draft of The Last Free City (well, it beats editing it...)
The Last Free City
The Zael Inheritance
You probably have to be a bit nerdy to enjoy this. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then 130,000 words can also be worth a picture...