Saturday 11 April 2015

Back to Revision

Hey! How's everyone doing?
As you can tell from the title, I spent this week working on Willow's second draft. The cute gal to our left is Willow Moss. Well, a cutesy version of her, which I made on this doll maker site. She's supposed to have blue eyes, but brown is all that was available. Oh well. Still works for me. LOL.
So, yesterday I managed to reach the end of the doc, and by then I'd added almost 9,000 new words. This story is shorter than Lavie's and didn't need the same level of rewriting that hers did when I reached this stage, so that's why four days was enough to get it done. :)
The total word count is now 73,080, but I expect that to go up a little more after I'm done with the third draft. Especially since I've already got a two-page list of tweaks to tackle.
That always happens when I'm done with a draft. As soon as I reach The End, a whole bunch of additions/tweaks fall into my head. So that's what I'll be doing early next week. I want to take care of this list before putting the story aside for another 1-2 weeks. Then I'll tackle the third draft. So the story still has a while to go until I call it complete, but I'm happy with the pacing.
I might have fallen behind a bit from my original 2015 Goals List time frame, but I'm not going to stress about it. I'm still pretty much on track.
This was also my daughter's first week of school holidays, so what I did was spent the early mornings working on the second draft and then the afternoons with her. We watched a few movies and sat on the couch to read. Although to be honest, I couldn't get into anything I picked up. It's not so much that I've hit a reading slump, it's that when I'm working on something my brain is just so filled with that story, world and characters that I can't step into anyone else's.
Might sound strange, but I find it's part of my process.
Anyway. That was my week. It was full of revision thoughts and not much else. Next week I plan to get the Willow second draft tweaks done and then I can concentrate on some blog posts I need to write for next month. As well as some reading.
Have a great weekend!

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