I did it. I finished the second draft. Ten days ahead of schedule. 90,423 words. #amediting #amwritingfantasy— Hypergraphia (@alliemayauthor) September 20, 2016
I do have to apologize for my unofficial blogging hiatus as I pushed through to the end, but I was so motivated to finish that I couldn't take a break even to blog. In case you were wondering if it was worth it, I edited 4 chapters on Sunday, and 3 yesterday. I literally could not put my own book down.
If you missed my lovely presence while I was away, you can always keep up to date on my Facebook and Twitter accounts where I posted daily updates to my progress (in addition to the word count bar on the side).
I also shared a few quotes that I particularly loved from the chapters I was editing. Here are a few of my favorites.
Anyway, there's your hints at my story. Now that the second draft is finished, I've posted it to Scribophile, and I'm waiting for feedback from readers to make sure the overall story makes sense, and that everything is tied up. I'm sure there will still be changes to make, so I'm planning on spending about a month implementing those changes, then I'm going to find beta readers and get another round of feedback.
The plan is to have everything finished and ready to submit by the end of the year. And I'm one checkmark closer to that goal.
In the meantime, I'm planning to return my attention to the first draft of A Fairy's Tale, work on my ACES editing certification, and reading as many books I can get my hands on. If you've got any YA fantasy recommendations, please share in the comments!