Well, it certainly has been a while since I wrote an editing update, hasn’t it? I checked, and my previous one was written all the way back in January! Don’t let that fool you into thinking I’ve not done any editing. You might have noticed I no longer have my writing progress meters up on the blog, mainly because it became a pain in the ass to keep track of all of them, because some were on hold, some were being written, and others were being edited.
Well, first things first: I sent the second draft of my NaNoWriMo2015 novel [OSAA] to two of my beta readers around the last few days of 2016, and sent it to another beta reader on the 22nd of January 2017. I’m hoping to get their feedback around March, though I’ve not given them a hard deadline. I still find it hard to set an actual deadline; they’re busy people, I’m not paying them for their hard work, and the draft is pretty big. Perhaps I’ll get better at that someday.
I’ve…not been editing at all these days. SHAME *Ding* I was in the middle of editing my novella [TBWAH], but I had to stop once I started participating in NaNoWriMo [OSSA] and because I’m working full-time at the moment.
I’ve been editing my novella [TBWAH] for the past few weeks; a few pages per day. Not every day, mind you. I don’t always feel like editing and I think it’s important you’re in the right state of mind when editing. Otherwise you miss things and make mistakes.
This is a short one! I just wanted to share that I’m officially done writing the first draft of my novella [TBWAH]! My aim was to get to 25K, I got to a bit more than 30K.
I’ve been trying to form the habit of writing something every day. It’s…..a ‘habit in progress’. I try, I really do, but I have to find a way to motivate me on days were I honestly can’t be bothered. You know those day, when for some reason your mind is in a funk and you can’t even string one proper sentence together, let alone one or two pages of sentences. Continue reading
So, I’ve been steadily writing ever since handing in my thesis at the end of last month. I’m mostly working on my novella [TBWAH], and my synopsis and query letter for [TEE]. I’m still having a hard time selling my “product,” so to speak, but I’m content with the query draft I have so far. I’ve sent it out to some of my beta readers, to see what they think.