This week, I finished retooling one character and began working on the next item in my revision plan, which was to smooth over the chapters for one of my POV characters and make her POV more consistent. I should be done with this stage of revisions sometime in mid-May.
Current MS word count: 62,766
This week, I did some world building!
Yes, I probably should have done that before I even wrote my first draft. But that never actually happens. I always intend to do all of the world building beforehand, but I just get so swept up into the story that I think, “Well, I can hammer out the world later, but FIRST I have to capture the story!” And that’s what happened with HYBRID.
So this week I took some time to give the world some attention, hammer out more details, and figure out which ones are relevant to the story I’m trying to tell. I’m hoping it will create a richer narrative experience than before.
This week, I collected feedback from my lovely alpha readers, who were so helpful with their comments. I then put together a revision plan and schedule, and I’m so excited to get started. It was nice to take a break, but I can’t wait to see how this next draft comes together!
This week, I finished writing and inserting my new scenes. I’m now working on a master edit from start to finish to clean things up and make sure everything reads smoothly, makes sense, all the characters’ names have been changed, etc. This is the home stretch before I send this manuscript to my alpha readers for the first time, so I’m really excited. I’m almost done with this draft!
Words edited: 26,375
This week, I wrote and integrated more of my planned new content. I am now 75% of the way through this part of the revision process.
Words edited: 541
Words written: 6,961