Thursday, October 11, 2007


Today's writing/ revising went really well. It's amazing how much clearer I can think without a headache! In re-reading notes from my various critiquers, I think I'm on track to address all of the issues. Some of them still need to be wrapped up, of course, but I've been laying the groundwork for them. One fairly major point I still don't quite know how to solve, but it's still coming up and doesn't need foreshadowing. I'm hoping something sensible will come to me! :P

I expanded two scenes by quite a lot today and did minor tweaks on a number of others to bring them in line with the vision and clean up grammar, minor continuity and wording issues. The original novel has 4K left--two chapters--in it that I haven't touched yet. I'm guessing I'll be adding at least 2000 additional words so will likely come in just over 100K.

There have been many times in the past months that I have been so bogged down in this novel I hated the whole thing. I'm starting to remember why I once liked it. It's been almost three years since I began worldbuilding, so it's been a long haul, though of course I've worked on other projects as well in that time period.

It's cool to be close to the end. Of this pass, anyway!


Maripat said...

Val--I'm real glad you didn't just give up on this. I'll bring the chocolate to celebrate the end of this pass.

Valerie Comer said...

WooHoo! You know I'll do just about anything for some good dark chocolate.