Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rising 2 Rewrite: Check!

I finished my rewrite on Rising Book 2: Rebellion! It ended up being 170,000 words. Given how much I cut and wrote brand new, this means I probably wrote close to 300,000 words between both drafts.

O_o

I've emailed it out to my final draft people and printed out the shiny rewrite so I can read it on paper.
















Lots and lots of paper.

19 comments:

  1. Yikes! I always overwrite, and I can count on the fact that I always write at least 10k words too much. In 2012, I wrote a first draft that was 98k, but ended up being 64k when I turned it into my editor.

    170k is, like, monumental. Hats off to you!

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    1. My novels tend to fluctuate. I can usually trim a few thousand words off of a nearly finished draft just by cutting out redundant words or tweaking sentences to make them simpler. This book was just a loooong story. O_o

      Thank you! :)

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    1. Thank you!! :D Revisions are DONE. Finalizing things now. Whew!

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  3. Congratulations! Good luck on revisions!!! :D

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    1. Thank you, Livia! I survived revisions!! :D

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  4. Awesome! I went through my printing bucks that my school gives me in the first week because of my WIP :P

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    1. Haha, nice. :D I went through an ink cartridge on this thing.

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  5. Congratulations!! That's so exciting! :)

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    1. Thank you, Krista! I'm sooo relieved to be finishing this. :D

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  6. YIPPEE! That deserves a huge congratulations. That's an amazing amount of paper. I wonder if my printer could handle that ;) Good luck!

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    1. Thank you!!! Fortunately, my printer is new--my printer of eight years died last year after printing an insane amount of manuscripts. ;)

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  7. Wow! 170,000 words! That's amazing. Longest book I've ever written was 80,000. I've never printed out my drafts either... is it easier to edit that way?

    Congrats on finishing!

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    1. This was my longest book, LOL. I hope my future books will be a lot shorter. ;)

      It is SO much easier to edit on paper! There's just something about seeing it printed instead of on a screen that helps make things clearer--I use a red pen to edit, and I cross things out and scribble notes. It just really helps me--and a lot of writers!

      Thank you!

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