So last week Saturday I posted that I had finished reading through and putting down the red ink revisions for Draft #6 of my latest novel.
I wrote I felt the novel was nearly done and, as if to prove that fact, today and six days later I can announce that I’ve put all those red ink notes into the Word file and the book is ready to be printed out one more time and given a -perhaps last!- red ink-revision before putting those edits into the Word file.
If you’ve been around here you’ll know that as my novels get closer to be finished up, I tend to need less time to do these revisions. The earlier drafts require quite a bit of reworking and revisions and it is not unheard of that a draft can take me several months to finish up. The fact that I was able to put all these revisions into the Word file in less than a week speaks to how close I feel the book is to being finalized.
So perhaps tomorrow (its getting a little late today) I will print this puppy out and give it a read through.
If all goes well, my next announcement should confirm whether we’ve reached the last draft or not!