I’ve finished the ‘first edit’ of my novel.
Reading it mostly like a story, looking for obvious grammatical errors and making sure the whole story still hangs together. It’s been pretty good fun! Reading it from the start, knowing what I do now about how it all hangs together. It pretty much grew ‘organically’, driven by the characters so it’s nice to know it still makes sense.
I still need to give it a more technical edit to really tighten it up, I know for a fact that my WP replaced a load of.
I’ve also tidied up/amalgamated the chapters and sketched out the chapter summaries in preperation for a final synopsis. There’s so much stuff going on, I found it quite difficult to decide what to summarise!! I wonder if I should maybe have written something a bit less exciting 🙂
During all that nonsense, I’ve still had time to write some shorts. I even polished one up and sent it in for another competition entry!
The pieces I submitted to Slingink (five flash fiction)are published now (see published links)
And at the end of the year, I have two more pieces of Nano Fiction being published with Leaf Books.
Beeston Writers Group is still keeping me occupied and amused as well.
This morning I went for a walk in some pretty awesome ‘weather’ down some abandoned railway lines and over to a 1000 year old Motte. And right now, it’s MotoGP from Indianapolis.
So it’s not all work, work, work 😉