Saturday 24 February 2018

Revision: Week Two

Well, another busy week is over. Phew.

I can't believe how fast this month is moving. I mean, I know Feb is a short one but I'm not ready for summer to be over. O.o

Anyway, I had one thing to achieve:
  • Finish the third draft of my YA horror novel, Haunted

And... I reached The End by Monday afternoon. Yay. Then I spent the rest of the week tackling my Add/Tweak List. I also rewrote a chapter that I scrapped last week. I'm SO glad I did because this fits much better with the rest of the story.

There was also heaps of cutting. A lot of cutting. And researching. And updating story notes. I even started a new list with a few things that occurred to me after I was done.

So, the new word count is 81,683.

I'm really excited with how this story is turning out. I still have to read it one more time to fix a few minor details, sharpen some revelations, and make sure the dark and creepy atmosphere comes across just how I envisioned it. There's a certain feel I'm aiming for, and I'm almost there.

Some stories take longer than others to finish, but I don't mind. I want to make this story as good as it can be. Sometimes balancing what you see in your mind and how the output turns out just takes extra attention to detail. But it's worth it.

But now it's time to take a week off. This story is too deep in my brain at the moment. A week away will help me get the proper distance.

This week I also read a highly-anticipated book on my Paperwhite that turned out to be disappointing. :/ And then I DNFd another book I'd been looking forward to.

Not a good reading week, balanced out by a good revision week. :D

Have a great weekend!

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