Well I’ve entered into the rewriting/editing phase of Clara and Ezra. Today isn’t my first day in this process, but it is definitely one of my longest sessions. I spent about a good 3 hours (give or take) and made it up to chapter five.
I know, this doesn’t seem like much when the book is over 40 chapters long, but I am making good progress. It’s also not as simple as it may sound because after I rewrite each chapter I’m writing down key notes on what happened in that chapter in case I need to refresh my memory later on. I’m also keeping track of the characters who show up in each chapter. This way I see who needs more attention.
There’s definitely a lot of work ahead of me. And it’s not easy or exciting work unfortunately. The good part is the beginning of the book so far hasn’t been giving me too many issues. Some little things here or there, but nothing major sending red flags up in the air. The later chapter I’m sure will be something different entirely… Those I’ll admit I knew were going to be rough even as I was writing them.
After tonight’s progress, though, I am hopeful. My boyfriend bought me Christmas stickers for December, and November I’ll probably finish through with the star stickers. So I do have some good motivation started up.
And I’m thinking once I’m done with the holidays I will get in contact with my cover designer and arrange for the cover design of Clara and Ezra. I usually always get the covers for my books done way before they’re released. Plus I think having the official cover would be wonderful motivation to get to work and finish this –once and for all!
Anyways, just wanted to drop in and give a quick update. Sending positive thoughts to all my writing friends participating in NaNoWriMo. Hang in there!
I’ll most likely be posting again tomorrow night. When the boyfriend works overtime I spend those hours rewriting. So hopefully another 3 hour session tomorrow and an update. I’ll keep you guys posted.