Thursday 27 May 2021

May Yay!


How are you today? Hope your week is going well.

I'm feeling good at the moment because I tackled the final read-thru of Destiny and it went well.

Just to jog your memory, this is when I put the finished novel on my Paperwhite, sit down on the couch and read the story from start to finish. This is my last chance to find anything that sounds off, needs to be deleted, and also when any rep words stand out. It's not as much work as the previous drafts, but involves being very nitpicky and then manually making all the changes to the Word doc.

Anyway, here's how my week went:

Monday: 70/181 (70,735w)
Tuesday: 125/181 (70,654w)
Wednesday: 181/181 (70,688w)
Thursday: 181pgs / 70,704w 

As you can see, I actually reached The End yesterday. But today was all about tidying the last minute details and backing up all my drives with the updated versions.

Yay. I'm SO HAPPY. πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

Not only am I super excited about getting this novel done by my self-imposed goal date of 31st May, but this is a story that's been with me for a while. Since early 2018! Yep, that long. It all started when the image of a misplaced demonic girl popped into my head. By the time I sat down to write her tale, it ended up becoming so much more. And I love how it turned out.

This also happens to be a NaNoWriMo novel, which makes it even more exciting. 😊

The other awesome thing about completing this novel is that it means I'm still sticking to the Revision Plans I made in April. Completing as many (of the nine 😡) first drafts as I can this year is my main writing goal for 2021. 

And so far, I've completed these:
  1. Full edit of Wall of Dolls
  2. Full revision of Destiny
It doesn't sound like much, but just getting these two projects done involved critically reading each of these novels at least three times. From start to finish! It's time consuming and mentally exhausting, but I enjoy the process. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I'll eventually have to figure out where to sub this story, but for now I'm going to take a bit of a mental break before getting stuck into the next revision project.

Have an awesome day!

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