Sorry for the lack of updates. Life continues to move at breakneck speed while the revisions continue at a more glacial pace. Yesterday I hit the pile of new, hand-written scenes, so there’s a lot more typing going on right now, which is actually a nice change of pace.
A bit of a crazy week, but I pushed myself to make up some of the slack this morning, and like Cindy said, “progress is progress”.
Managed to make some progress every day this week, but not enough to post each day. Half the scenes since my last update were red ones ((meaning that they were either new, or substantially marked up)) so it’s been a bit slow going.
I’ve switched back from words count to scenes revised as it seems to make a bit more sense in that context. I managed two more scenes yesterday, three this morning, and another just now.I’d keep going, but I’m falling asleep at the computer.
I put in the extra time tonight because Tuesday and Thursday mornings are the tough ones, and tomorrow night my oldest daughter is giving a reading of the short story she had published in her elementary school magazine!
Between Kiddo1’s birthday, and Easter I didn’t even try to get any writing in over the weekend. Today’s scene was about 50% new material, so things went a bit slower. I need to figure out how to get in more than 20 minutes a day or this is going to take a long time.
Still plugging along. For those who have asked what a “Type-in” is: My manuscript is covered with hand written notes and rewrites, and I’m now in the process of getting them back into the document.
I’m going to try posting regular updates on my progress here. Things aren’t going as quickly as I hoped. Maybe this will help.
This is actually my post for Tuesday. I should have posted it that morning, but I had every intention of getting more done. Since then we’ve had a few power failures and other fun time black holes. The systems are UPS protected now, but it took two days to get everything working again.
We’ve got a really busy weekend coming up, and lot’s to get done before then, so that’s probably it until next Tuesday. I’m pretty frustrated about it because I wanted to be done the read through by next Friday (along with a number of other commitments I’ve made). After that my schedule is going to get really nuts. Finding time for anything is going to be tough.
Bah. I’m going to bed.
Reached the end of Chapter 5 (not that the existing chapter breaks are going to mean much of anything). I’m surprised how easy it is to brutally remove entire scenes, ones I loved when I wrote them, and replace them with a single line somewhere else. Some of the POV adjustments are a bit more time consuming.
I hope to get back to this today, but I’ve got a lot of other stuff to get done, so no promises.