I finished the first draft of my young adult realistic fiction in time to take a couple days break from writing before receiving the editorial notes on book three in my series. I looked a lot like the pencil on the left. I'm way over my targeted word count on the WIP, but I'm not too worried about that. I can decide if I need to cut several thousand words in a month or so when I go back to it. For now, I'm focus on the first round of revisions for Entwined. The timing for this is perfect, because with my WIP done, I can place one hundred percent of my focus on Entwined.
I went through the editorial notes. There are no major plot changes needed (Yay!), I already accepted small tweaks to sentence structure and word choice. Those are the easy changes. I'm now working on things that need to be clarified. I enjoy this part of the process, even though sometimes it can be daunting. There's one scene early in the book I want to revisit later. I reread it so many times, I'm now not sure I like it. That's usually my queue to step away from my laptop or move on. I guess, since I"m typing this post, you can say I did both. :) But I am looking forward to getting back to Madison and her friends.
Before I do that, let's jump to other news.
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Good timing with the writing and the edits!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the mention. I think everyone wants a Dancing Groot.
And the IWSG book is finally free at Amazon! We had to fight for that one.
You had some great gift ideas. Thanks for sharing them!Delete
Good news on the book. =)
Glad your writerly timeline has fallen into place for you- it's not good when it's the other way! =)ReplyDelete
I got lucky this time. I've had to stop one project to jump on another in the past. It can be hard to switch gears.Delete
Sounds like you're on top of things. :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from Shout with Emaginette
So far things are going good. =)Delete
Yep, when you stare at a particular section of your WIP so long that you no longer like it, it's time to move on to something else. I finally learned to do that this year.ReplyDelete
I'm just hoping that I like the scene when I go back to it. It will be horrible if I'm still iffy on it.Delete