Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Third Draft Finished and More

It's been a while, but I've still been writing. Well, until recently, that is. In my last post in February earlier this year, I was just starting the second draft of my Skrikare WIP. The second draft has been long finished by this point, but that's not all.

I also completed the third draft! It involved a few new scenes, as well as the deletion of a scene or two, along with the usual editing delights: tightening up sentences, word choice, fixing inconsistencies, adding detail, and so on. It was a fun ride.

But what's happening now? Beta readers, that's what. Two of them. They're good friends of mine, and yes, I do trust them to be honest with me despite that. I've never finished a third draft before, let alone had beta readers, so this is going to be interesting, to say the least.

So I'm not writing or editing at the moment, which is an interesting feeling, but this break is very much needed. And I'm keeping busy with other things, like reading (Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is my current read and it's excellent), and working on both this blog and The Fantasy Narrative, a website/blog project I started recently that focuses on all things fantasy (11/29/19 post update: I have since joined the blogs into one). Twitter and Instagram are also good time sucks, but I'm sure I don't need to tell you that.

All of that is keeping me entertained enough, but I'm definitely looking forward to draft four when that time comes. In the meantime, reading and side projects will have to do.

How are your projects, writing or otherwise, coming along? Let me know in the comments; I'd love to hear from you! :)

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