One more word, mama writer.
Don’t fall asleep just yet. Almost there. Almost through.
One more word, mama writer. Because this revision has to end at some point, even if the point seems so far ahead still.
Revising 40 K in 72 hours
Enough is e-nough, I said to myself on this fine, polar morning. This revision has to end. I need to be done with the YA paranormal.
Once and for a couple of months, time for the beta-readers to come back to me.
I was half-way through the revision. 40k words revised. 45k words to go.
This revision has been the longest one. Many cores changes, some chapters re-writen, erased, re-writen again.
So far I can say this story is close to my most accomplished one. Characters, beats, action. It’s unique.
But OH DEAR ME, I NEED TO BE DONE WITH IT !!!
Therefore, I’m going to push it. In the next 72 hours, I will devoted every hour left after taking care of my family, every hour of sleep time I can spare to finish that revision.
For the love of my own sanity and my other writing projects, I need to move on to another world for more than an hour here and there.
The YA paranormal haunts me (how ironic) even when I try to work on something else.
The Dang Light at the End of the Dang Tunnel
Now an expression I can’t ear without having a little throw-up taste rising in my mouth, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is still how I feel with the YA paranormal.
I see the end. It’s clear. Clean cut. No more re-writes required. Just some tightening up, some rising the love tension here and there, a pinch of « oh please Main character don’t do that, don’t don’t don’t ARRRGGGGGHHH, no she did, I need to read the next chapter NOW » there.
And I’m gonna be done.
Then without further ado, dear fellow writers, thank you for reading and stay safe.
May all the words flow your way!