top of page

Debut Novel #Update Mar 1

Updated: Jan 16


Still editing, still polishing, and getting super excited about the final product.


What Have I Written So Far?

Since the last update, the first six chapters became eight as I rewrote the entire beginning of the novel.


The reasons were many; my writing style had changed, the plot needed a revision, and the characters had grown in complexity.


It was a difficult choice to make, but I am really happy I did it.


Where Am I In The Process?

I am in the last stretch of editing a now 106000-word manuscript. I am hoping to get through most of the serious editing, like tying plot points together and matching character descriptions, by the end of next week.


I also visited my first writing group at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore last Sunday. If you haven't been to anything like it and you are writing a story of your own, I would highly recommend finding a group. I walked away with new insight that I know will help my book.


Some of this feedback was related to name tags, info dumps, and word echoes. Which I thought I had been good with, but they caught the ones I would have overlooked.


What's Next?

Next up is another round of editing. However, instead of editing on my computer, I will print the entire manuscript out and read it out loud to myself. I am excited about this part. It means I get to read my own book as a whole. It also means I get to use my new pastel-colored markers. I am a sucker for office supplies.


Then, comes the Beta reader round


Would you want to be a BETA reader? Sign up to my newsletter.



35 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page