Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ahhh, Editing...

Revisions are well under way for book two, 'Veritas'. I'm less than 20,000 words from my goal.

There is a serious flaw in all of this, however.

I may bypass that 70,000 words and head right on to like, 90,000. Possibly.

I am nowhere near where I planned to be in the story by now. I have a specific plan on how I want to end this one and begin book three. I'm going to have to finagle things so that happens without me ending up with over 100,000 words.

Wish me luck in that endeavor! Otherwise, I'll have to look back over my writing and choppity-chop. Woohoo! I mean... ahem.

I also finally gave in and downloaded the free trial of Scrivener. OMGah! I've had a couple of you tell me to get it before, but just kept putting it off. I'm so very sorry I just brushed it off like that.

I LOVE this PROGRAM!!

And I took the advice of another friend of mine and read the very long tutorial before even attempting to work this thing. Glad I did, or I would have been seriously frustrated.

I love how I can write out each scene and then just click and drag them around to place them how I want. Forget Cut and Past, this is epic!

And the notes! Don't get me started on that feature. Love it. LOVE! So, a belated thanks to all of you who told me to get it. You know me, gotta hit me over the head with a sledge hammer in order to get anything through my thick skull.

All right, so that's what is new with me these days. Just keep watching that little blue bar under Veritas Revisions. It jumps by at least 2 to 3,000 words just about every day these days. Gotta get it done, then on to book three. And then, I have plans for something else. Muahahaha!

Have a great rest of the week, everyone.

4 comments:

Adrienne Reiter said...

I will have to check out Scrivener myself. Good luck with book two!

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks, Adrienne! I highly recommend checking out Scrivener.

Donna Hosie said...

Good luck with book two. It's so encouraging to see word counts jump.

Jamie Gibbs said...

How much is Scrivener normally? Sounds pretty sweet.

Don't worry if your word count goes nuts - you can always pull a Peter Jackson and release an extended edition a months after it gets published :)