Friday 25 June 2021

The Revision Continues...

Hi, how are you today? I hope you all had a great week.

Things in NSW aren't great at the moment. We've had another Covid outbreak, and this time it's that nasty super-contagious strain. So, the compulsory mask wearing is back and so is the social distancing, plus a bunch of other restrictions without calling it a lockdown. This isn't much of a problem for us because we kept wearing our masks and always keep our distance, but any outbreaks freak me the fuck out. Especially now that hubby's back to working full time. 😖 

It's scary and shitty, and I wish this pandemic was over already.

The timing is all wrong, too. Hubby & I actually got our first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last Friday and will be getting the second in early July. It's great, but being half protected feels weird. I just wish the Australian government cared more about Australians than lining their pockets and got the vaccination rollout done sooner. 😒

Anyway, the day after the vaccine was pretty rough. Had a sore arm and was really tired after a short walk, but by the beginning of the week, it all seemed okay. So I got stuck into the third draft of my latest Revision Project while hubby was at work.

Here's how I went:

Monday: 19/144pgs (54,131w)
Tuesday: 60/146pgs (54,981w) 
Wednesday: 96/147pgs (55,332w) 
Thursday: 139/148pgs (55,762w)
Friday: 150pgs / 56,733w


I'm very excited because I worked really hard on this draft, and actually ended up adding another 3,947 words. There were several plot points that needed tidying up. Not to mention several changes in the direction of the story that caused a ripple effect and needed a bit of tweaking all round.

The reason for this was that while we took it easy last weekend and spent a lot of time on the couch, we also watched a bunch of old Judge Judy episodes on YouTube. So I decided to start a Third Draft Revision List and noticed there were a few things that needed extra attention to detail. Once I started thinking about it and took a whole bunch of notes, I also did some extra research. And that's when everything started clicking into place in a way that really excited me.

Now that it's all done, I'm really glad I decided to make all those changes/additions. It took longer than I expected, but I don't shy away from extra work if it's going to make the story better/stronger. And I believe everything I did definitely makes Victoria a much darker, deeper gothic tale with a morbid twist of mythology.

I loved writing this story and believe it deserves the attention to detail I've added. And on Monday, I'll be reading it on my Paperwhite. But now, I need a few days to rest my brain and hang out with hubby.

Have a great weekend!

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