Monthly Archives: March 2021

Editing Under Way

First, let me apologise for the typing error in the previous post. I typed ‘whole’ where I should have typed ‘while’, resulting in a sentence that made no sense. Both are actual words, so the spelling checker did not highlight it. The ‘i’ and ‘o’ keys are adjacent to each other on a standard QWERTY keyboard,

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First Pass Completed

With the first draft of the book completed, I have begun the lengthy process of editing. This will involve numerous passes, going in both directions, until the book emerges in its final form.

I finished the First Pass this morning. I went through the whole book onscreen,

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A flurry of writing over the past few days has resulted in the first draft of the book being completed! Not two minutes ago. I have literally just had time to save the document.

The whole book clocked in at 138,340 words, the last of which was over.

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This book is turning out to be longer than I thought it would. The 130,000-word marker passed about 350 words ago without my noticing, so I don’t know what the word was, not that it matters.

I am right in the middle of the climax,

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125,000 – and a cover

The 125,000 word mark has now been passed. That means 10,000 words in about ten days. Bearing in mind that one of those days saw no writing at all because I was busy doing other things, it looks like I am speeding up.

I am almost to the end of Chapter 23.

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