Novel Update

June 7, 2010

I was in a really good mood today (I had a great playtest of my RPG last night, and the weather is beautiful today) and I made some good progress on my editing pass. I’m getting deeper into the book so some of the changes I need to make to the “magic system” are going to have a bigger impact now, but so far I haven’t run into anything I don’t have a solution for.

Re-read: 66.9% done

Low: 0
Medium: 101
Priority: 12
Showstopper: 0

Added 4 Priority and 17 Medium issues.

Current wordcount: 74788

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Novel Update

June 6, 2010

I made more progress today, although it’s still kind of a slog.

Re-read: 54.8% done

Low: 0
Medium: 84
Priority: 8
Showstopper: 0

Added 1 Priority and 17 Medium issues.

Current wordcount: 74788


Novel Update

June 6, 2010

I made progress today, but not as much as I wanted to. A combination of errand running and feeling a little under the weather ate up time and energy that I would have preferred go into the editing.

Re-read: 41.1% done

Low: 0
Medium: 67
Priority: 7
Showstopper: 0

Added 2 Priority and 17 Medium issues.

Current wordcount: 74788


Novel Update

June 4, 2010

I received my first rejection today from an agent I queried for my first novel. I had expected to be really crushed by that, but it wasn’t bad at all — a minor disappointment rather than a knife to the heart. It probably helps that I’m focused on another project right now so I don’t need to obsess over that one.

I made more progress with the editing re-read on my second novel. I’m pretty happy that I’m still not running into any major issues. I want to rework the “magic system” in the setting, but so far the only impact that will have will be localized changes to descriptions of magic stuff happening.

Re-read: 32.3% done

Low: 0
Medium: 50
Priority: 5
Showstopper: 0

Added 1 Priority and 19 Medium issues.

Current wordcount: 74788


Novel Update

June 3, 2010

I made more progress with my editing pass. I’m still working up to accomplishing as much per day as I want to, but at least I’m making progress.

Re-read: 16.5% done

Low: 0
Medium: 31
Priority: 4
Showstopper: 0

Added 11 Medium issues.

Current wordcount: 74788


Novel Update

June 2, 2010

I started reading the novel today, looking for issues that I’ll need to fix. I didn’t get a lot done, but I did actually get started which was more than I thought would happen when I got up this morning.

Re-read: 5.6% done

Low: 0
Medium: 20
Priority: 4
Showstopper: 0

Added 7 Medium and 2 Priority issues.

Current wordcount: 74788


Novel Update: Started Editing Second Novel

June 1, 2010

Today I did a spellcheck on the novel I wrote last year, created an issue-tracking spreadsheet, and printed it out so I can do an editing pass, which I plan to start tomorrow. I think this one has fewer structural problems than the last one so I hope that editing will be less painful this time around.

Low: 0
Medium: 13
Priority: 2
Showstopper: 0

Current wordcount: 74788