It’s the end of the month. My read-through is complete, my spreadsheet has been filled out and I am ready to embark on draft 2.
Here are some stats on my progress so far.
Total scenes in first draft: 69
Total wordcount in first draft: 83,000
Number of scenes that made it to draft 2: 31
Points of view dropped: 1
Subplots discarded: 2
Characters expunged: 11 (!!)
Characters merged: 2
Cliches obliterated: 3
Times I loved the story: very few
Times I bemoaned my decision to be a writer: lots
Times I required alcohol: most of them
Bright moments of hope for my career: one and a half
Cups of coffee consumed: 4 hot, 1 cold
Plotting for my new story is on track, but I think it will be a while before I start writing as I have a lot of new writing to do on the revision piece. But that’s okay. I have all year.
How about you? How did you do? How are you feeling? Are you even still here? Post about your progress below, or link to a blog post of your own.