Wednesday 18 February 2009

Revision, revision

Yep. That's where I'm at for a while. :) And you know what? I'm actually enjoying every minute of it.

I'm working on an UF novel that I wrote a few years back. I loved the subject matter and the characters too much to give up on it, so when I decided to re-work it late last year and update the actual writing - because a lot of it made me cringe - a new surge of excitement for this project swept over me.

As a result, it reads a lot better now and much of the second half of the book has changed. In direction at least, and definitely for the better.

I'm currently sitting @ page 139/457 and the page/word count keeps creeping up. I've given myself two weeks to get this done, so I'm not rushing. Some sections are easier/faster than others. Most don't require any changes, but several I've found myself tweaking.

That's the thing about me, though. I could revise, edit and tweak a story forever. There's always something that sticks out. A sentence that could be moved around to make the story stronger. :/ It's why I give myself the three-draft rule. Otherwise, I'd never finish anything. ;)
Anyway, if I can get to page 230 by the end of the week, that'll be awesome! We'll have to wait and see. At the moment, I've been doing about 60 pages per day - 20 between hubby leaving for work and having to pick my daughter up from school, and 40 after she's tucked into bed for the night. I'm happy with that.
Besides, I'm rewarding myself with reading a little bit more of this book every night. YA novels are totally rocking nowadays, aren't they? :D
Have a great day!


Cora Zane said...

Good luck with your revisions, Yolanda! I'm doing that at the moment too, but thankfully a much shorter story. *_* I get bogged down in the details on longer ones and end up wanting to just rewrite the whole thing.

BTW, my word veri. for this post is "reiten" - which is what I really should be doing right now. ^_^

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Thanks Cora! I know what you mean about the details. Lol.

Good luck with your story!

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