Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Progress Report

I finally got past chapter eight this week. It's not beautiful, but it's there. This round of revisions is all about getting the scenes in the right order. I'm afraid I'm going to have some left over scenes when I get to "the end". Then I will have to decide if I am going to try to shoe-horn them in, or just cut them completely.

Chapter eight is one of my favorites. That and chapter twelve. I've been trying to figure out why I like those best. I'm afraid that it may be because those are the chapters where the worst things happen to Troll Wife. Which makes me afraid that there isn't enough of that in the other chapters of the book. I'm trying very hard not to worry about that right now. Because if it's true, I'm afraid the book will get trunked.

I'm working on chapter nine this morning. I'm frustrated that I'm not already done with this. Why is this revision taking so much longer than the writing? Why is it so much less fun?


  1. I think I heard that when you get to the end, the real work begins. Writing the first draft - even if you edit along the way - is the easiest part.
    Good Luck with your revisions!
    I too have favorite chapters, don't worry about it. Finish your revision off and find someone to read it.

  2. Thank you :) I've gotten further with my revisions than I did last time, so I have hope.


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