Okay, writing update:
Rewrites are DONE on the first couple chapters, which is great, because I’m tired of looking at those monstrosities. Going back to redo the beginning is always hard and I always try to do all the editing at once on them because I want them to be ~pretty. They aren’t, not in the slightest, but that’s what copy and content editing is for later.
I cut out a bunch of excess flab on the story, about seven to nine chapters worth, including a POV character I really liked but the didn’t work for the story as it needs to be told. I also added a completely new character who does fit and is pretty awesome, they add a whole new dynamic to the story that was lacking.
I have a good outline! I’m tweaking it as I go to keep it updated, but it’s concise and helpful, and color coded, so I am ecstatic with its existence.
I have a loose outline for the entire series, which was fun to do. I now have a good idea of my core and secondary characters, main events, and how people are gonna die. I probably spent a little too long writing up the latter, but I can’t help it. Plotting out angsty death is fun.
Yesterday was a productive writing day despite a recurring headache. I wrote about 3000 words and I’m loving how the scenes played out. Two words: train robbery. *squeals!*
I have only a couple more days for writing or rewriting in since I’m preparing to take a trip to see my brother in North Carolina. Cannot wait to get there! My mom is going for the first time, so I’m going to enjoy taking her around to my old haunts and visiting the beach again. I plan to come back with shells, and hopefully a tan instead of a burn.
Once I get back from the trip I’ll be rotating my rewrites and edits with writing the bare bones of the next book. I’ll be doing that through Camp NaNoWriMo and I’ll provide a profile link for my progress bar. That’s the plan right now, at least.
And, to sign off, have a picture of my perpetually happy Boston, now dubbed Muse Dog, who helps bolster my creativity and general mood. She’s good luck for writers: