ann_r_starr: (proofread)
Well, it's been months so I probably should post an update on the progress of Storm's Honour. So far I've done a detailed edit/rewrite on about 30 pages and a skim edit on 129 pages. I've also done a plot time-line so I can see places where there are gaps in the pacing and where the plot is too busy.

Page 129 also marks the place where I need to rewrite the ending for the forth time. *sigh* Peter De Vries said, "I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paper work." There are days when I fully agree. Tonight, as I wonder if I'll ever produce an ending that I remain happy with for more then a month, is one of those days.

Still, rewrites are part of the job I fear. I don't have to like it, but it won't fix its self. So I better get my butt in the chair and my fingers on the keyboard again.

After I get some sleep, that is.


Oct. 13th, 2010 01:11 am
ann_r_starr: (coffee)
Well, while sis is taking her turn with Water's Fate, I'm back at work on Storm's Honour - trying to transform it from a very rough first draft to a somewhat more polished second draft.

This is an interesting experience, I'm finding. I've never gotten to the rewrite stage before this and it's not at all like writing the first draft was. The first draft, over all, was a great deal easier. Maybe because I'm not a particularly good editor, but the rewriting is feeling like extremely hard work. It's worth while effort, though, but it's taken some adjustment.

For one thing, I've taken to going out to a coffee shop an hour away from home. I find that that makes it easier to keep my butt in the chair and work, since I have no net to distract me and have to justify the trip to myself by getting writing done. Which usually means I have a damn good coffee and a light lunch, then get two to three hours of work done.

Boredom is a great motivator, I've found this week.  Editing progress bar will be on the bottom of every post from now on.

Storm's Honour - Editing Progress


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