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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday Writing Goal~Editing Milestone

Last week my goal was to hit the 200 page mark on my revision/rewrite of my special project, and I did it! It wasn't easy because the rewrite kept making the manuscript longer, which was pushing my goal out farther and farther. But I stuck with it and made it!

Have you ever revised and found yourself adding a lot more to your manuscript than you had originally planned? Did you make your writing goals for last week?

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22 comments:

  1. This final revision of my MS is the result of feedback from an editor. I've added 11,000 words and still have several chapters to go. :-)

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    1. Wow! Okay, now I feel better. Thanks! :)

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  2. I tend to write skinny, so in revisions, I'm always adding words (even if I delete whole scenes!). Congrats and good luck with the project!
    erica

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    1. I'm usually the opposite but this time I must have been channeling you. ;) I like this method, it allows for a lot of growth.

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  3. I think that's great that you're adding to your ms! So much better to have too much than not enough to work with when it comes to final edits.

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    1. Very true! And it's enriching it quite a bit so I'm happy.

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  4. Good on you for meeting your writing goal. And I know what you mean. I've started the revision for my WiP and have added a thousand words so far after only 25 pages. Guess there's much more that wanted to get said than I thought :-)

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    1. Thanks Angela! Ha, I love the way you said. That. So much more that wanted to be said indeed!

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  5. My first draft is always 10-20,000 words shorter than the finished product. This is because I am allergic to details and always leave descriptions until the end!

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    1. Wow, that makes me feel better. LOL! Allergic to descriptions, love that.

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  6. I get so carried away by the plot in my first draft that I underwrite. My final drafts are always 10 to 20,000 words longer.

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    1. From the comments, it's starting to look like that's pretty common. Interesting...

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  7. Yep, that happens to me. And that's especially true of my new wip. I underwrote the first draft.

    I finished my first draft last week, which was my goal for the week.

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  8. Congratulations Stina, that's fantastic!

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  9. Heather, I didn't make my goal. A flight to Tokyo, LAX, Tokyo, Seattle ... I touched down and my daughter was in labor! So, I picked up the granddaughters and they spent two nights with me. Needless to say... jet lag, no sleep, kids and new baby... life is a blur right now. But there is tomorrow!

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    1. A blur indeed! Hang in there Karlene, I'm pulling for you. :)

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  10. Congratulations on making your goal!

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  11. Congrats on reaching your target!

    Last week was a bit of a tough one for me with loads of distractions, but I almost managed to reach my goal - two thousand words short.

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    1. Boy do I know that feeling! Sounds like you got close though, congrats. Here's to a week with less distractions!

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  12. Congrats on making your milestone. :) Actually, this is exactly what's happening to me. I'm adding scenes and that's making the revision longer.

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    1. Thank you! Isn't that funny that we're both doing the same thing with our novels?!

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