War of the Sisters, book 1, draft 2 is now done.
Starting words: 87,299
Ending Words: 82,489
I swear I had lost more than that, either that or I somehow gained more words overnight .-.
I know there is some stuff I’m going to need to add just based on the feedback I’ve gotten already but, my beta readers have it, and I will wait till they’re finished with it to start a third pass to clean up any plot holes, inconsistencies, whatnot. In the meantime, I’m going to rest, read, and learn.
Thanks for reading!
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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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Woo, so a couple weeks ago I started the complete rewrite of WOTS1 to get me to the second draft. I wanted to make sure that I was done in time for NaNoWriMo so that I could start book 2. I started the month with about 26k words already written, so I knew I needed to rewrite about 2.3k words per day. I made a chart and everything! (Under the “see more.”)
Today, I finished!! I added about 10k words, bringing it up to 87k words. It still needs polishing, of course, but we’re now two drafts in!
Continue reading Second Draft? Done.