Tuesday 22 November 2011

I skipped a day!

But there was a good reason. Really, there was...

As soon as hubby left for work yesterday morning, I got stuck into what I had left of the Sierra Fox #2 second draft--which was 46 pages--and spent every moment I had during the day on it, too. And... I actually finished it. Yay!

The new word count is: 94,116. It went up by almost 3k, and I expect that during the final draft, it'll go up and down again. I have to admit that I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it. But I need to take a short break. Unless something else drops in my Inbox, I plan to work on the third draft during the first few weeks of December. Just before my daughter starts school holidays.

So, what am I going to do in the meantime? There are a bunch of things I need to add to my Sierra Fox Series Bible. I also have to double check some facts and research a few other things, plus make sure everything fits in and makes sense. I might also make a start on the synopsis to save myself some time when I'm ready to submit it.

I'd also like to get some reading done, since I've been so consumed by my own stories lately that I haven't been able to do much more than sample a multitude of first chapters without committing to any books. :( And you know how much I love committing to books, so this feels a little strange. I have to admit that without constant reading, it feels like something's missing.

Hopefully that'll change soon.

I feel like I've been working nonstop on edits and revisions during the second half of this year, and I would love to have the rest of this week (at least) to recharge my batteries a bit. It would be really cool to have four days where I've got plenty to do, but I'm not sticking to a rigid page-count goal each day. :) Sometimes, your brains just needs a little rest.

Well, that's it for now.

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