FINALLY! The first draft took a super long time, but it's on to the second draft of Skrikare: The Living Weapon! The goal is definitely to take fewer than 5+ years to finish it. ;) So far, so good - I'm already almost at 8,000 words since I started it a week ago, and I have plenty of time to write more this weekend.
Some of those 8k words are reused - though tweaked and rearranged - from the first draft, but I already know there's going to be way less content to reuse the further I go. I guess that happens when you add more complexity to the plot and have to change the whole ending and add entire chapters in order to get to that new ending. The things we do for our WIPs . . .
But what's in store for the new draft? An important hidden object, near death, actual death, deleted extraneous characters, technology used for evil, et cetera, et cetera. Yup, it's gonna be a fun time.
Now to get cracking!