Thursday 24 March 2022

The Revision Continues...

Hi! How's this week treating everyone? Staying busy? Taking a break? Doing a bit of both?

We started the week with flu shots. Yep, it's that time of the year again. And since people are out and about now, pretending Covid case numbers aren't going up every single day, it looks like we're also heading into a nasty flu season. Best to be protected, I reckon.

Though, I have to admit that between the first, second and booster doses, I'm starting to feel like a bit of a human pin cushion. 😅

Anyway, I got stuck into revision this week, so I've been MIA from just about everything. But Animal Crossing. I always make room for my villagers and island. Have I mentioned the name of my island is Grimoire? 

Here's my revision progress: 
  • Monday: 23/66pgs (23,809w)
  • Tuesday: 52/73pgs (25,464w)
  • Wednesday: 82/82pgs (27,395w)
  • Thursday: 84 pages / 28,275w

As you can see, the third draft is done. Yay. Awesome. Cool.

You might also have noticed that the word and page counts are very different to last week. I did mention that I was thinking about cutting a whole POV from the story, and I did!

After finishing the second draft last week, I was supposed to be taking a couple of days off between drafts, but I actually spent most of my time thinking about the best way to fix this story. It took a lot of thinking, so I didn't do any reading at all. Instead, I took a lot of notes and figured out the best way to tackle the changes.

In the end, I came up with a solution that put the spark back into this WIP. Gave it a new lease of life that involved keeping the dark fairy tale side of the POV, and adding several new ideas that really work.

Now that the draft is done, I'm really happy with how it turned out. I've already added the document to my Paperwhite so I can read it one last time. Next week. And I'm actually looking forward to it, which is great because when I first picked this up again last Monday, I was seriously thinking about putting it aside. Glad I didn't give up on this peculiar tale of madness and tragedy.

As I said above, my head's been SO FULL of this story ALL WEEK, so it will be nice to get a three-day mental break. And two of those will be with hubby, so that's doubly awesome.

Have a nice day!

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