1 and 2) I think to finish the first book in 5-10-15 chapters.
And the second may be chapters 50-60. Only part about urban underground tunnels and antiques in flea markets, well, from the strength of chapters 80.
Yes, I did. to connect all novels in a single line the story of Dara (spin-offs, sequel, prequel, etc.). That is, the beginning of history in the 7th century AD ... and then different events, different people, different hobbies ... but in this or that book, there is information about the whole novel. Rather, it is even a storybook than a novel.
That is, new challenges, threats, goals? This is extremely entertaining! Understood how the original Star Trek and new series in almost 50 years ?! We have chapters. the special traveled to Green Card to Canada, and gave me 16 volumes of Star Trek, I read, it was interesting but then my beginning. Department said that the book was written by a computer, and I regretted the time spent But on the other hand, the Klingon Empire, the Romulanders, the Vulcans, are also a curious world.
3.) Got it! That is, I can cut off entire paragraphs, paragraphs, and even chapters, if it seems to me superfluous? To improve? That is, to make the characters more alive? That is, all ideas need to be written down? I am tormented by numbers, a lot of facts, I'm afraid to drop them, since there is interesting information? How can I keep a balance between facts, figures and so that it is not too boring?
Well left, only make money on the editor ?! We measure 1000 words, not pages, or signs, somewhere around 1 dollar, + - 5-10 cents. It is interesting in an English-speaking environment, what are the prices?
It's a pity! It’s like the 21st century, and the programs still cannot help with editing. Alas, while English is not so good. Well, I will again remember the English grammar from the university. But all the same, as a native speaker you won’t know the grammar. Well, on the other hand, this is useful, probably for improving the text block.
4.) I think I understand, I'll try to do it!
Thank you so much for giving me your time and sharing valuable tips! I will think! Respect!