Monday, May 10, 2010

Collecting dust

Wow, it's quiet around here!

Since BONI I've been pretty focused on revisions, between moments of burn out and work. I've been making some pretty good progress, but in all that I honestly haven't had much of an urge to blog about it.

Will that be for the best? I guess time will tell. Regardless, I figured I'd give a quick update.

So far, I've revised the first 78 pages - around 22k words. I've added two scenes and quite a lot of text, while also rearranging the order of a few things. I'm up to five chapters - one extra from where I was at the original word count in the last draft. This is good. I was short on total word count.

One of the biggest changes in this draft is adding the POV of the antag, which is working out really well. At the same time, super creepy.

I've also axed my last 68 pages. Plan is to completely rewrite them. Most of the events are pretty much the same, just with tweaks and a few character shuffling around. I've rewritten two scenes of that ending stretch so far and I'm pretty happy with them.

I've given myself a target goal of three months to complete this draft. Three weeks in the bucket, so I'm close to target. Maybe a little behind, but I'm not worried yet!

Three days of vacation planned next week to really dive back in. After this weekend, which I pretty much took off writing in favor of sunshine (the first really nice weekend in Seattle this spring). I'm so glad the sun is back. I missed you so much sun!

Hope everyone is doing well with their writing and/or other hobbies and lives. :)


Lady Glamis said...

I am doing well. It was nice to cut back on blogging a lot. Like, getting rid of a blog all together! Writing is going well, too, and I'm glad to hear yours is moving along. Writing from the POV of your antagonist is creepy! And fun. :)

The Screaming Guppy said...

Glad to hear everything is going well for you, Michelle. You'll have to let me know when you're done the novellette.