Midweek Check-in

I’m still muddling through Chapter 17. With how long this one is taking me, I’m a little worried I won’t meet my editing goal. I’m aiming to finish the second draft by July 31st. Nine days with six chapters to finish…

With this current chapter, I’m aiming to prevent the tension from the earlier battle to be released completely. I want people to know the story isn’t ending yet. Some of the best is yet to come.

I’m also trying not to start every sentence with She or The. I’m feeling like I got lazy with my writing somewhere. I’ll have to scour through the whole book to fix that. I think I can send it out to beta readers regardless though. I’m wanting them to look at the bigger things beyond word choice. I can fix wording in the third revision.

It’s passed my bedtime.



7 thoughts on “Midweek Check-in

  1. Any progress is progress, right?

    I take what I feel is a ridiculously long time to edit and revise. I’m a fast drafter, and I’ve gotten better at plotting, too – but the revision process is where I have the least experience, the least confidence, the least competence….

    So it takes a lot longer….

    Hopefully, your end result more than makes up for any lost time it causes…

    I think it will. =D


    • I’m hoping so! It’s funny. I’m a certified LEAN practitioner and one of the things we’re taught to avoid is rework. Novel writing requires a lot of rework, so maybe that’s part of my struggle.

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      • I tend to look at it more as an archaeological dig! That way, it’s a lot of construction, excavation, reconstruction…but each step has its own vital place in the overall structure….


  2. The fact that you are aware of it is the first step, keeping working at it and it will get better.

    Here’s to an awesome week and you finishing those 6 chapters. I believe in you! 🙂


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