Another day, another chapter

I have made some progress on my editing, and have just finished doing the first initial edit of chapter 10.

I’ve noticed that some chapters have less to change than others, particularly those that have more dialogue. I haven’t decided what I want to do with that yet, or if I’m missing something hidden in the dialogue. I guess this is why I have others helping me with editing and fixing things.

I’ve made a number of notes as I go, to help me determine plot consistency, and character consistency, in hopes of catching any flaws that might turn up later on. It’s definitely possible that I messed something up, and it’s fair that it would happen that way, primarily given the fact that I wrote it over three years, and it’s a rough draft.

I’m actually enjoying the editing process so far. I know it will get harder once I have other peoples opinions and suggestions later, but right now, it’s going relatively well.

I’m ten chapters down, 116 pages down, of over 800 pages. It’s progress! I’m about an 1/8 of the way through the story.

Some things I was worried about in the beginning was world building, but so far, it’s been smooth. I’ve made it clear the type of world I’ve created and what lives there within the first 10 chapters, and I know there are more to come later on.
My biggest concern is that some things I’ve introduced to show what type of world it is, may not be as apparent in later parts of the story, and that has me questioning how I’m gonna go about it. But I have to get there first and actually confirm that this concern, suspicion, is correct and not just in my head.

Anyway, progress is progress! I’m very tired.


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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