Saturday, August 3, 2013

It Is Finished!

The rough draft is complete. Final word count: 149,693. Now begins the first round of editing, proofreading, and re-writing. I have plentiful notes of things to fix, change, and details to fill in.

I'm going to start by doing a complete read-through of the story from start to end, taking additional notes and trying not to fix anything except spelling errors. The point will be to give myself a reminder of the overall story, and let my mind digest it as a whole, rather than broken up into hundreds of small scenes.

After that is done, I will go back and start working through my notes, fixing and re-writing things as I go, adding details, etc. I will also begin posting samples once again, randomly, to show how things have changed between the rough and second drafts. You can expect to see my normal commentary on these as well, pointing out the differences.