As I wrote before a few days ago, if there is any upside to this whole Coronavirus mess its that with the “free” time I’ve come into I’m able to focus a lot more on my writing and have put in many more hours doing so of late.
On Monday, the 13th of April, I finished the 2nd full draft of Book #8 in the Corrosive Knights series.
And I’m damn happy with the end results!
Usually when I get to the end of a second draft of any of my novels, I’m still a pretty long way from having what I consider a “complete” draft. I might have quite a bit of the plot to sort through or there might be big chunks or pieces missing. Hell, there might be quite a bit to re-do, story wise, before heading to the later stages/drafts which require more grammatical review than anything else.
Welp, in this case I feel like I’ve gotten most of the story elements done. There are a few things that need to be smoothed over and/or expanded upon, but the story, beginning, middle, and conclusion, are effectively finished…
…and to my liking!
I truly believe I’m one more draft away from having all the story elements in their place and perhaps another two or three drafts away from being done with the book entirely!
In other words, I might be done with this book by Draft #5 versus my usual twelve drafts…!
Needless to say, I’m very excited because I can envision -provided no pitfalls appear along the way- being done with this book by either the middle or late summer versus toward the end of the year.
Obviously things could change and dramatically but I’m excited with where I’m at today.
Yesterday, I printed the whole thing out and starting today or tomorrow I’m going to start the revision.
Let’s see how quickly I make it through Draft #3, shall we?