Tweaking the Schedule

on Friday, September 2, 2016
    So I've been a bit busy this week. I ended up working all week instead of just the two days I normally work, so I lost a lot of my editing time. I also encountered some problems with my edits and ended up combining a couple chapters together, which is way more difficult than it sounds.
    Currently, I'm picking through the remains of a chapter where I moved the main scene to the beginning of the book, and now I'm trying to fill in space. Editing is hard. 
    Anyway, despite the challenges I faced, I did manage to get 8 chapters edited during the month of August! What a huge accomplishment! I know, there's still a lot left (16 chapters to be exact), but I have 29 days to finish and I've already edited one chapter so far this month. Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish-

    As it stands, there will only be 35 chapters of Powerful, instead of my previous estimate of 37. Hopefully that will keep my word count down as well. I'm still updating my word count on the sidebar (I passed 50k this week!), so feel free to pester me if I'm not updating it, because that means I'm not getting work done. 
    I've hit a really good spot in my edits again, and the story is dragging me through like it did the first time. There's so much good stuff happening, and I'm as enthralled by my own story as I am when I read my favorite books. It's such a good feeling.
    I've also been editing a short story in my free time (I'll tell you more about that in the future! *evil grin), and let's not forget my query letters and the synopsis. I know, I'm almost like a real writer now! And I'm still writing the first draft of A Fairy's Tale when I'm working. I'm one scene shy of what will probably be my favorite part of the whole book. I'm excited to work on that this upcoming week.
    Yes, I've been working hard on my writing, though you may not see it yet. And I'm going to use that as an excuse for my poorly scheduled blog posts. Next week should be better. Maybe.


Heather Hayden said...

You're doing amazing, Allie! :)

Elise said...

Best of luck with the new schedule!

Maggie Stough said...

Great job! I know how hard it can be when your weekly schedule is in flux and the amount of chapters you have keeps changing! Your work ethic is inspiring!

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