Saturday, August 17, 2013

TBW 9 Finished!

Thank you for your kind words on my last couple of posts. I appreciate your support.

I've been working on the ninth draft of TBW since January--over seven months--which is longer than it took me to write the first draft. Granted, the last five months have been rough for personal reasons. But in revising both this novel and SS, it felt like I hit a point where it was impossible to revise the story into what I wanted it to be. More than that, I wasn't even sure what I wanted the story to be anymore.  Earlier this month, I punched through that.

I remember when I was writing my first draft of SS, I hit a similar wall, and I just had to keep working at it until I found where the story was supposed to go again. Often I have to go back to move forward.

I'm not saying that TBW is perfect now or that I'm ready to send it off to agents, but I am ready to let critique partners read it again. I don't need to fix anything because it isn't broken anymore. And that is a wonderful feeling.

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  1. Oh? You're ready for people to read it?

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    1. I started earlier in the story, though, so my word count is 96,884 now. It isn't my short manuscript anymore.

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    2. I need more manuscripts to read! It's been so long since I read that previous draft that I think I'll have fairly fresh eyes. So, if you want me to read it at this stage, do send it along!

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  2. You were right, Myrna. We finished at almost the same time! Doesn't it feel good?

    Shelley

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    1. It does! Congrats on finishing yours!

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  3. WOO! When do I get to read it again? *bats eyelashes*

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  4. Congrats, Myrna.

    And sorry there's been so much going on in your life. Hope things calm down.

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