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Revisions Completed (Until Next Time)

FeatherFlow
Today, I completed the deep revisions for Sand of Bone.

Pause for extended fanfare of trumpets...

I'll have to wait for beta-reader feedback to know how close the novel is to the proofread-for-publication stage, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Currently, the novel comes in around 128K words. Somehow -- despite the fact I completely altered and expanded the worldbuilding, and let myself play much more with dialog -- I cut nearly 30K from the previous draft. Thirty thousand words! I don't know where they went. I feel as if I'm actually telling more story than before those words disappeared.

I had all sorts of things I wanted to say about revisions, and writing, and writing as a form of reading, but I'm honestly just too danged tired. So off to bed with me, so the brain shall function tomorrow.

And I'll play that fanfare again. I earned it.

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queenoftheskies
Mar. 10th, 2014 03:58 am (UTC)
::sounds fanfare::

Woo-hoo! You deserve it!

Can't wait to start reading tomorrow.
blairmacg
Mar. 10th, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
Lord, I hope it meets at least some of your expectations. ;)
sartorias
Mar. 10th, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
blairmacg
Mar. 10th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
aamcnamara
Mar. 10th, 2014 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hooray! I look forward to reading your thoughts on revision when you're less exhausted. (:
blairmacg
Mar. 10th, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to having more brain power. I'm trying today, but might not make it until tomorrow. :)
nicofeld
Mar. 10th, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Hooray!
blairmacg
Mar. 11th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
elenbarathi
Mar. 11th, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yay, congratulations!
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