I’ve been absent…but I have to say that I haven’t exactly been doing anything productive in the process.
I haven’t yet complied all of my beta responses. I’m still missing one or two, I believe.
I have, however, sort of started to make another list of Revision Snakes to address for Draft 3. Oh, dear sweet Draft 3. Things are changing. Not as much as things did in Draft 2, but I anticipate a substantial amount of edits. Especially to the beginning. Damn beginnings. Opus proves to be such a difficult book to start right.
I’ll have more updates later about what the re-tooling of Draft 3 will maybe/kind of/possibly look like. I think it will take me less time than Draft 2 took me but probably more time than Draft 1 took me. Let’s put it this way:
I wrote Draft 1 in 1 month and 29 days.
I wrote Draft 2 in 6 months and 15 days.
I’m hoping that Draft 3 will be some sort of a happy medium between the two.
But I haven’t been doing that these past ten days. I’ve actually been critiquing Draft 2 of Bitchcicle’s (one of my crit partners) novel, which has taken up a fair bit of my limited (read: nonexistent) writing time.
Anyway, penmokeys, I shall return when I have something productive to say.