It’s 8:30 pm, the first of October 2021 and I’m sitting here before the computer having finished another day’s bit of work entering new revisions into my Word copy of my latest novel.
For those keeping track, this is the 3rd draft of the book and, as of today, I’ve reached the halfway point in this particular revision process. The word count is just shy of 90,000 words, 195 pages single spaced 10 point.
I was hoping the book would be done before the end of this year but I’m coming to the realization this looks unlikely, and that depresses me.
Not that I needed much more to feel that way.
The fact is that after what happened to my parents at Champlain Towers, I’ve been not only overwhelmed -along with my siblings- in getting their affairs in order, but also working extra hard at the family business. This past week I’ve had to run it alone and coming home, I’m fucking exhausted.
Still, I’m determined to get through these very tough times. Whenever I can, I’ll find time to move the revision process forward, just as I’ve done today.
This current draft is a very serious one. I have all the general details of the story set up and I’m making sure that there is a logical flow to the work that makes sense. I do feel once this is done, the novel will be very close to being finished but will still need some polishing, which may take me through the end of the year.
Anyway, I’ll soldier on.
This novel will get done!