Last night I stayed up probably later than I should have. I went downstairs to my creation studio with every intention to write, but it’s not writing I need to do right now so much as editing and revisions.
Journey Through Darkness, the second book in the Charity Graves series is just shy of 70,000 words. My word count goal is around 80,000 words. This is the mark most publishers want to hit and it’s also a good guideline for me to make sure I’m covering everything I want to cover in the most descriptive way possible.
After brewing another cup of coffee at 10 pm, when I was sure my daughter was asleep, I began combing through the edits one of my beta readers had given me and started implementing the edits.
Editing is so much slower than writing raw ideas to paper, and this is only one of many revisions. Sad to say I didn’t feel a huge sense of accomplishment only getting through the first five chapters. I did take time to jot down notes of things I’d like explain or add to the document that I didn’t notice before.
Having beta readers that don’t read much in supernatural or fantasy helps me see where I need to explain some terms or ideas more clearly.
I’m slowly but surely combing through the document chapter by chapter. I won’t be “writing” for a while so much as editing and revising unless I need to take a break to type up what I’ve already written for book three.
I’m excited about how this story will develop from my original idea to its finished product. If my first book Secrets in Mystic Woods, is any indication, the final product is even cooler than I imagined.
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I look forward to seeing you at Half Price Books in Bloomingdale, IL. November 12th from 2-5. Events for December and January yet to come.
Thank you to all of you who support me with my creative passions. I hope you enjoy the stories I create and find your own passions to pursue along the way.
Have a great week.