Well, fixed one chapter, broke another!
To fix my previous problem (duplicate chapters) I tore out the good parts of both, smooshed them together and moved it around. Now I’m missing a chapter elsewhere!
But that’s okay, I’d rather write a whole chapter from scratch than mix and match again!
I’m beginning to think writing was the easiest part of this book! (Compared to editing.)
I don’t know, seemed like a good day for an update. Hi everyone! I’ve been editing WOTS1 (still referring to them as separate books for now!) and realized a few days ago that I had WROTE THE SAME CHAPTER TWICE.
I’ve been editing WOTS1 (still referring to them as separate books for now!) and realized a few days ago that I had WROTE THE SAME CHAPTER TWICE.
They weren’t identical in words, but they were clearly the same chapter. Character wakes up in her place, gets mad, destroys a city, flies back. I mean it was same order and everything 😡 So now I have to figure out what SHOULD have been there instead. I’m guessing I got distracted at some point, or just really liked the idea of that chapter and forgot I wrote it.
I also ran into a bit of a snag where I’ve confused myself on something. I don’t know WHY my character is doing something, not in any way that I’ve portrayed so far. I’m not entirely certain I NEED a why but I have to wait for my readers to tell me if they also don’t understand.
I did figure out some more about my characters, though. Their motivations, personalities, and whatnot. (You would think I would already know this with the books finished.) I, also, finally separated what I wanted Asherah to be and what she actually is. Same with Lilith.
Anyway, I’m done rambling. Thanks for reading.
Wait…did I just title this ‘whoopsie daisy…’
Note: I messed this up the first time I posted it, so posted it again!
Write, write, write.
That’s, unfortunately, not so much what I’ve been doing the past couple of days. I have been writing the minimum I set for myself, but I haven’t been going much beyond. I did do a big thing, to me, though. I posted my prologue on Scribophile to get critiqued!
Now, it may seem a little silly (because it is) but sharing was a little scary for me. I’ve posted a couple chapters on here and then immediately deleted them afterward because I’ve got the ‘I’m terrible at this’ voice going full blast in the back of my mind.
The critiques I received, though, were pretty nice. They did let me know that I’m not quite as close to publishing as I thought, but they are also teaching me things to fix in other chapters. I’ve also been learning just by reading critiques of other people’s work and learning to avoid (or fix) things I didn’t realize I was doing wrong.
So, Scribophile has been pretty good so far, even if I’ve only posted one thing.
Anyway, enough rambling get to work!
I finally got around to making an about page, much better than my outdated ‘explanation post.’
I don’t really have any updates, just working on the rewrite at the moment. Posting my summary from my about page here as well. Hopefully, it sounds as good here as it did in my head!
In the beginning, there were the Sisters, who created the heavens and the earth. They filled their creation with creatures of every imagining and created children in their image. And when they were done, they rested. A long time passed, and they’ve woken to a humanity they didn’t expect. one they aren’t exactly pleased with. Lilith and Asherah have far different views on how to ‘fix’ it.
Or maybe it’s third, I don’t remember now. Anyway, I started it today. I’m not going to hold such a rigorous schedule as I did the last two months. One chapter rewrite per day.
Most days that’ll be between 1k and 2k words which is a lot lower than I had been doing for November and October.
I went on a walk today and tried to work out exactly what I’m going to do with the two books. I’m still mostly convinced that I will be combining WotS1 and 2 into one War of the Sisters, with it starting with In the Beginning and ending with The End.
All the pieces are already there except for the slight break between [Spoilers] and the beginning of book 2. At the moment there is a time jump from WOTS1 and WOTS2 of about a thousand years. (Yeah, I know.) I need to fill that in instead of just saying “time passed here are some new characters.”
I have a vague idea of what I would like to go there, but I need to get back into the Lilith and Asherah of book 1, which were a bit different than the Lilith and Asherah of book 2, which is why I’m beginning the rewrite before I write the ‘connecting’ chapters.
I’m going to be reposting the Prologue of WOTS1 in the next couple weeks, it’s been edited a little. It will probably go on its own page rather than an entry. Possibly also a second chapter, haven’t decided yet.
Anyway, that was a long, rambling, nonsensical entry, thanks for sticking with it!
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