I sent off the package to Sione today. I’m pretty pleased with everything. Next Monday she’ll send her comments back and we’ll schedule the video chat.
On to revision work. I got through one chapter today, but it was an important one. Aubrey and Daron reunite, at least in some important ways. Nuancing that proved a bit complicated. I wrote in fits and starts, getting through a new or rewritten passage, only to delete it and start it again. Still, by the end, I was pleased. We’ll see, though, if I revisit the same chapter again tomorrow.
I really hope to finish this first revision by the end of the month. I’m on track and feeling good about everything. Word count creep is of ongoing concern though.
Words written today: 382
Total for 2017: 49,977
Revision today: 1 chapters
Revision total: 65 chapters
Total words for this manuscript: 121,210 (+12,358 since first draft)