ROW80 : Mid-Week Check-in 16/11/2011

It’s the middle of the week, the worst parts are already over and it’s all downhill now to the weekend. I’ve had a crazy busy week, but seem to have found my way back to the top of the pile at work, and should be fully caught up by the end of the week.

My writing is still going strong, I am now onto the final scene in Highway To Hell: Trials and Tribulations. It stands at 89,000 words so far, and I expect to finish around 95,000.

When it comes to editing, much like my friend and amazingly talented writer Lauralynn Eliott I tend to add words in the first round of editing. I go through and add more detail and flesh out the scenes that I struggled with the first time around.

But anyway, time for the figures :

Sunday: 809

Monday: 1261

Tuesday: 765

Wednesday: I am currently hovering around the 1000 word mark, and hope to add a few hundred more before I call it a night.

My goals for this round were to finish the first draft of the novel, and if I stick to my plan I am hoping to finish the first draft next week. This will give me plenty of time to let the novel rest before I start editing it.

Thanks for dropping by, and I wish you all the best in your writing endeavours.

5 thoughts on “ROW80 : Mid-Week Check-in 16/11/2011

    1. you are more than welcome.

      I am not the biggest fan of editing. I accept it as being part of the process, but would rather be writing than editing at the end of the day. What about you?

  1. Oooh, such great progress! Congrats, Alex! You’ll be done before you know it!

    I find, when I edit, I take out whole scenes and chapters, but I develop the ones I keep to be richer. At least, I think I do. I found you comment on “letting the novel rest” before editing it interesting; do you feel putting some distance between the writing and editing helps your editing eye become more critical? I might have to think on whether or not that would help me any….

    Either way, best of luck on the rest of the week. I hope it’s a good one for you.

    1. Thanks. I have read a lot of ‘editing’ articles and found a lot recomment allowing a novel to rest for several months before going back to edit. For me a couple of weeks max is enough for my mind to cool down. But, I do think a small break is good, not only because it allows me to do some research for the next novel and allow me to ge writing straight away again once the editing is done, but, as you said, after a break I find my eye much more critical. I can create that distance and serparation between writer and reader which I think is important.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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