Monday, January 19, 2009

And second draft is finished.

Tomorrow the third begins.

The second draft had much cut and much added - it ended up with an increment of 4,500 words.

How do I feel it is shaping up? Not bad. Still a long way to go, but fundamentally I think I have the story right, the flow right, good character interaction. What's left is finding the minor plot holes, fixing the time line to make sure the continuity is right, and getting the language correct.

That's all. Yeah, right. Wait till the beta readers have their say!

And I got five weeks... Trouble is, I have other stuff to do in the next five weeks too. I have two trips (one unpaid environmental work, one pleasure,) and my house looks as if it needs an army squad to get it clean.


6 comments:

Jo said...

I have faith, I know you will do it. Don;t worry about the housework, get the book finished first. Housework never goes away.

karenmiller said...

Yeee haw!!! Woooot!

Imagine me said...

Yes, forget the housework. It will wait. The book is much more important - and who knows the trips might be just what you need to help you focus.

Sarah said...

Woooo!

Good job Glenda, hang in there. It will be more than worth the effort and the messy house.

glenda larke said...

I am loving the advice to forget the housework. You are my kind of guys....

Satima Flavell said...

Yeah. Writing good. Housework bad. Choose writing. And trips:-)