I realized I didn't do this last week, so I can't call this a weekly progress report. So let's just stick with semi-weekly, shall we? Like the semi-annual post holiday greeting cards I sometimes manage to get out in February each year. So yeah. I'm hopeless. But at least I recognize that. It has to stand for something, right?
So where am I?
I'm revising. Still. I've managed to get a lot done in the last two days. Eight or nine chapters. I'm thrilled. Not entirely happy with the results, especially chapter 36 where I think too much happens in too short a time, but I'm leaving it because I don't want things to drag.
My first draft was 42 chapters long, but I've moved and changed things as I revised, so I'm thinking I'm going to wind up with 44, maybe 45. They're all relatively short - under 3K, and most of them between 1500 and 2K.
I've reached the point where I need to write a bunch of new stuff because I've decided to change, not the ending, but the lead up to the ending. I think that's going to be most of a chapter. Then I have a few more things I want to tweak and change to clarify the character arc. But I think I'm definitely on track to finish this revision by the end of next week which was my deadline.
Then it's off to the betas. I hope they are full of fantastic ideas to smooth out the funky bits. I'm already seeing a huge improvement in the chapters my awesome critique partners have read.
How are you doing with your WIP?