Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Editing Update

Today is Key-Word Cavalry day, but I literally just walked in after ten hours at work, so I'm too exhausted to think. So... I'm going to do tomorrow's post now and KWC tomorrow, when it doesn't feel like my mind is a sieve.

As a result, this will just be a quick update on editing.

This week alone, probably about five people asked about whether I'll make my 30 June deadline.


Short answer.... I don't know. I'm really close.

Doorways is currently divided into ten parts. Some are long, but towards the end, the parts are short. I got part seven back from my first round of critting, which is the last long round left before the climax and the closing. Once I edited according to these crits, I'll send out part seven again while sending part eight to the first CP. Once I'm done with the second critting round, I mark the part's edits as done on my blog.

BUT... in June, my other CP will be available again. And I will only really see my edits as done once he'd done his crits. So I might be done by the 30th... or by August. But... officially speaking, I probably will be done enough with my edits by 30 June.

By that I mean that I will be comfortable enough with my edits to query my story.

So yeah... that's where I am with my edits.

How's your WiP coming along? Are you drafting/editing anything?


  1. I think that's a great way to look at your edits - comfortable enough to query. If you're querying then you'll probably have more editing to do once it's accepted... sorry, you probably didn't want to hear that.

    As for me, I've got a whole story going on in my head... I'm just waiting for a couple of plot points to sort themselves out and a first line so I can start writing it down!

  2. You can do it, Misha! Keep it up!!

  3. You can do it!
    I'm working on my third book right now. The dreaded first draft. Hate those.

  4. Exciting. I doubt I'll be done till August/Sept. Sigh. Well done Misha. X

  5. Wow, 10 hours of work. It's a wonder you have energy left to write/revise! Keep up the good progress. I'm taking baby steps on a new WIP. Slow going! I need to plot it out soon so I know the direction (yup, I'm a plotter).

  6. Good Luck with the editing. I'm starting something new and a followup is on the backburner. Then, I work on each as I can, when I have scenes and story arc to work around.

    It's hard to write when you're tired. . . get some rest.

  7. Awesome and great luck with your editing! Im sure will make your deadline!!!
    Im just barely starting a new WIP. Just plotted everything out, now i get to start the first draft. But im one of those crazy people that works on more than one thing at a time, so Im also writing the second book of my trilogy!
    again, god luck!!!

  8. You can do it! You're almost there. Good luck! I've set aside my WIP after a bunch of drafts to rest my head about it, and I'm going to work on a new project.

  9. Hang in there! It's great that you've got your sights set on it. I'm transitioning from first draft to editing on my latest WIP.

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  11. Good luck!

    Still working along some lines you suggested :-)

  12. Way to go! I'm working hard on a 4th draft, and last night I felt like I was beating my head against a wall . . .and then, well, thanks to some feedback I had a good breakthrough and figured out how to fix things.

  13. Eeeww! The query process. REst up for that round.

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