Wednesday, May 18, 2011
WIP Day - Ding Ding, Round DONE!
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.