Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lightning updates

My legs survived last Friday's cycle, and managed to do it all again on Tuesday. Much less painful this time. I said it would get easier.

Last weekend, my current round of revisions broke through 75% complete. Well on target to finish by the end of the month. Yay!

Admittedly, this section is proving a lot easier than some, so I'm on a roll right now. I think there's another tougher bit to come where the critiques were harsher. Uh-oh...word count crept up by 100 in the last week. That's not the way it's supposed to be going at this stage!

I've been drawing out a more detailed plan of the "snail house" that I sketched a couple of weeks ago, and which I'll share another time.

Look out for the Origins blogfest on Monday, hosted by DL Hammons, Creepy Query Girl, Alex J Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish. Participants will share when and how they first became writers. Click on one of the links for more details.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on motoring your way through those revisions.

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  2. Yes, great job! You're almost there now . . .

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  3. My WIPS always go up in word count as I revise too. It seems I cut half out and then add it back in other ways.

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  4. Thanks Delores & David.

    Johanna, I fully expect the word count to go up, just not yet. This round is all about tightening and slimming - and making room for a couple of scene additions still to come.

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  5. Yup, word count is a tricky thing, but if we remember to cut all of the unnecessary words, paragraphs, and scenes, it will balance out in the end. Good luck!!

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  6. Margo, I've probably taken over 2k out just in unwanted words and sentences here & there. I'm trying to stay below the magical 100k overall.

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  7. Glad the revision - and the cycling - is going well. Long may they continue :-)

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