Saturday, January 2, 2010

An Excellent Start

I hope yesterday was a sign of how will I'll do with JaNoWriMo. I finished my revising session with 94 pages on paper revised. I won't type it in until I get through the first pass of the manuscript.

These pages are from the first four chapters though and really didn't need a lot of work. The biggest thing, and what took me the longest as well as phone calls to my critique partner, was giving my hero more of a conflict. I think I have it. Fingers crossed.

Today I want to tackle chapter 5 and 6. It's going to be a lot of work so I'll be happy to get through just one of the chapters today. The night I was emailing the manuscript to my editor I realized my original chapter 5 was 31 pages so split into two chapters. I cut it in half and put different chapters on the remaining part of the book. But now that I have the time I need to go back in and fix the two chapters. I think each needs more and somewhere in there a point my editor suggested should work well.

Happy New Year!


groovyoldlady said...

Revisions are tough - You go, girl!

Marianne Arkins said...

Woo Hoo!!! Here's hoping the rest of the month will be as stellar.

Charity Tahmaseb said...

Wow! Great start!