Sunday, October 28, 2018

Getting Close to the End 2018-10-28

Just a few scenes left to write, and the rough draft will be complete. There will be plenty of editing and re-writing to come after that, but just getting the initial draft done is a big step--and I'm almost there!

Not much else to say at this point. Nice to see the light at the end of this tunnel.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Back to Real Writing! 2018-10-21

Yeah, so I finally finished my read-through and restructuring last week, which meant that this weekend I was back to writing actual words on actual (digital) paper. Yay! I wrote about 1500 words this weekend, which isn't bad, although I have done more. But this is the part now where I am filling in missing scenes, so the writing feels a bit disjointed as I jump from scene to scene with no continuity.

I went through this same process with The Hand of Tyr, so it's nothing new to me. I was hoping to be better at it this time around, and I suppose maybe I am, but it's simply difficult to tell. Kind of like when you're in the middle of cleaning up a big mess, you know it will eventually be better, but at that moment it is still just a big ugly mess.

Summary: I fell a bit behind schedule with the restructuring, but am on my way to catching up. The rough draft will be done before the end of the year, as planned.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Restructuring Continues 2018-10-07

I'm about halfway through the book, making some small changes as I go, and taking notes when the changes are big enough that they will require additional thought and planning. While I could be tempted to think I wasn't getting anywhere with the book, seeing as how the word count has not grown over the past few weeks, I am encouraged to see that parts of the plot are being improved, and I have some good ideas for those sections that need significant re-writing.

Overall, I believe the process is going as it should. I went through many of the same steps with The Hand of Tyr, though they took much longer than I had anticipated at the time. Now that I've been through the process once, I am more comfortable with it and also am able to move more quickly through the various steps.