Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WIP Day - Ding Ding, Round DONE!

I finally did it.  Yes, I did.
I finished Edit Round #5. 

I thought this one would kill me.  Honestly.  Compiling all of my notes, all the beta notes.  Scouring and deciding which I would heed and which I wouldn't.  That wasn't TOO bad.  Next?  Plugging it all in.  Making parts shine like never before.  Deleting chunks.  Adding in new sections (some of which I must say I am madly in love with.)  It sure does take some time... and brain ache.

I did drag my feet more than I should have.  Excuses are just so easy to find.  Luckily, this last weekend I got "the itch" and sat down to bust out the last few chapters.  I was on a roll.  It was pretty awesome.  Took a short break Monday... then last night I polished the last two chapters and hit "Save."  Round = DONE.

My total word count is more than I thought it would be.  I ended up adding in around 6,000 words, even after deleting other chunks.  It really is crazy how a story insists on writing itself, no matter how much you try to put down your foot and declare that you are the author.

My next step?  One last round.  Hopefully.  I have two awesome friends that are both doing a sweep for me, then I will add their feedback to mine, plug away more, and...  Grammar, punctuation, misspelled words, You are going down

For the rest of this week, I am setting PN aside.  Kimmel needs her Beta feedback by this weekend, and I have been slacking.  (I'm sorry Kimmel!  I love you!) Oh, and speaking of Kimmel!  I know I have already told you that she started a blog.  Just this week she posted her official cover for her novel.  And... I made it!  Yup.  I snapped some photos of a beautiful young lady on Sunday, and made this cover for her.  I must say, I am proud of it.  Wanna check it out?  Go over to her blog and see!

Well, that's about it for my WIP update.  It feels so good to see I am this close to being done.  I love you PN, but I am ready to move on to one of my other projects.  I am still battling which book I will do for NaNoWriMo this year... but I know it will come to me!  Hopefully soon. 

Our power has bee out all morning (got to love those scheduled outages) and I have promised my kiddo that I would cuddle and watch a movie with him, now that we are back in the modern age.  So, off I go.

Happy writing!

4 comments:

Kimmel Tippets said...

Go Jenni! I'm so excited for you to hit save after this last round! You're SO close!

And I'm feeling the love.

Keary Taylor said...

And doesn't it feel sooo good to have this round over with and know you only have one more?! YAY! Go Jenni! Edited the first 2 chapters so far btw ;)

Trisha said...

WOW!! Congratulations on getting it done! You are an inspiration! :D

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