Cut From The Story

I’ve gotten through seven or eight scenes now, and I can already feel the story improving. I am cutting out a LOT. Every scene goes down in word count. Sometimes scenes are only 100 words less, but in other cases, over 1,000 words have been cut from the story. Most of this is exposition or…

It’s Rough, But It’ll Do

I’ve started editing and it is quite the whirlwind! I am so excited to be able to read through the story. There are so many funny things that happen near the beginning that I had totally forgotten about! When I finished, I felt like the story had been so static, but going back to the…

First Draft. Done.

It hath been accomplished. First draft. Done. 12,000 words in the past two days. 127,000 words total. Did it. I can’t wait to start editing! This novel has a long way to go still, but the first big hurtle has finally been crawled over! Right now, it’s a great story, but it’s not ready to…