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The Things We Do (4th draft done)

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I just finished the last 10 pages of this novella. It just seemed to go on and on ๐Ÿ˜ฆ At 25,000 words it’s not that long, but I’m impatient and with my goal of 10 books by the age of 30, I need to push myself.

Even now as I look back to my first book Feet or Fins, I did like 14 or 15 whole manuscript edits. It was twice as long and I don’t think I was this fussy about the whole process.

know first drafts are supposed to be terrible, but I was thinking that I was getting a lot better at writing becauseย of how much I have progressed. I’m just wondering how many more times I’m going to have to go over this story.

 

20 Days of blog posts: Day 17

Thursday, 16th November ’17

I managed to edit 31 pages of my novella The Things We Do. I have another 10 pages to go, but I’m just too tired. I had already given this story to some people to read a few months ago. They said that they liked it and wanted to know what happened after the book finished. I’m not sure if I want to write a sequel, I don’t have much of an idea of what the next journey will be.

But as I was going over it again, I saw a lot of mistakes. I mean quite a lot. It makes me wonder what my friends thought of my writing. I know one person only managed the first few chapters because they started it stoned and then forgot about it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Thanks for that.

 

20 Days of blog posts: Day 16

Wednesday, 15 November, ’17

I did nothing but edit Save One for 11 hours today. I started at 8am and finished at 9pm. It has been one of the most productive days in a long while. All up I only did about 30-40 pages. I finished the third draft ๐Ÿ™‚

There were times when I was getting distracted by the internet, but I was motivated by the thought of disappointment. It’s a massive motivation, don’t knock it until you’ve imagined yourselves failing. I’m serious.

Third draft of Save One done

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OMG. I just finished the third draft of this novella ๐Ÿ™‚ I sat down at 8am and am only now finished it. Eleven hours later! I did like 33 pages today ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so pleased with myself. So far this book is just under 33,00 words and is a dystopian young adult. I think it might be ready at the beginning of the new year ๐Ÿ™‚