As of Sunday at four in the afternoon, I finished writing the second draft of First Draft B. These are the specs…
The goal was to write 85,000 words, thus cutting out what I suspected was 10k words of fluff from First Draft B. It came out to 85 182, and that wasn’t planned. Very pleased.
I wanted to complete this draft by December 19, 2008. I finished five days ahead of schedule, even though I’m in graduate school.
I wanted a tighter, cleaner draft. I’m feeling pretty good about this.
I need to put this draft away for a couple of months and work on a new project. Thank goodness I’m taking an advanced fiction writing course next semester.
I’m looking for beta readers who are willing to comment on the entire work. I use Microsoft Word 2007, so I can read the commenting feature from 2003/2007. Let me know if you’re interested, and we’ll work out the details. If you don’t read historical fiction or historical romance, please don’t contact me. You won’t know the genre cliches to help me make sure I don’t commit them.
How are your projects going?