Editing Progress Report – September

As I mentioned last month, things have gone slightly astray on the editing front. That is to say, August was meant to be a re-read, September a re-write based on it, October another read-through. Instead, August’s re-read highlighted an exciting and scary hole in the middle of the text and I’ve spent September filling the whole. Well, the second half; the first half of September I was away and did basically nothing writing-wise.

Somehow it’s now the end of September, and I’m patently not done. I’ve managed to write about 9,000 words of the missing chunk. I’m pleased with that, both in terms of the plot developments I’ve added, and the amount I’ve written, but it’s not done on either front.

So, October is going to be more of the same. Hopefully by the end of October, I’ll have a finished story, ready for some smaller-scale edits during the December read-through. Because November is bracketed for NaNoWriMo. I’m going to see whether it’s possible to complete a 50,000 first draft with a one-year-old in tow!

We’re 3/4 of the way through the year. How are your writing resolutions looking? It may not be going exactly according to plan, but I’m really happy with the progress I’m making on TPF. I hope you’re having similar degrees of success!


Filed under NaNoWriMo, Writing

3 responses to “Editing Progress Report – September

  1. I’m also behind on the editing front. Other deadlines have pushed it off my to-do list. And that just feels plain wrong. Glad to hear you are making progress, even though not as planned. To keep going forward is important. Best of luck!

  2. I admire your dedication. I’m afraid Friday Fictioneers is about my level – concept to publish in under an hour! I was already getting bored when I posted The Curse a couple of weeks ago and that’s not even long enough for a “short story” šŸ˜¦
    Good luck!

  3. Sarah Ann

    I think I’ve decided you’re bonkers. Taking on NaNoWriMo on top of everything else! Have fun and good luck with it. I find it hard enough to stick to my resolution to write 200 words/ day. I have manged mostly – with a couple of catch-up sessions. Translating it into a coherent story is going to be interesting, and a long way off. šŸ™‚

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