#ROW80 Check-in the Twelfth

Finally feeling human again! And I’ve made some good progress!

I have a character in my novel that showed up in the first draft. When I went to revise it, I took her out. But now, I’ve decided to put her back in. It’s interesting, because I was using a technique from Holly Lisle’s How To Revise Your Novel class. And that’s when the character showed up again.

Currently, I’ve hit the second guess myself stage, and it sucks. I need to keep a clear head so I can keep moving on this rewrite. But second guessing myself is killing my motivation. I think it has to do with the fact that I’ve been working on this book for 2 years with very few breaks. So much has happened. So much has been tweaked, edited, cut, and added. It’s tough sometimes to know which changes are for the good and which are crap. Problem is, I have a deadline and I want to leave myself enough time in case something goes wrong. (Although I am considering working on a second project when I feel up to it).

Stats!

Running total: 19,501 words
Words remaining: 15,499 words
Body count: Everyone’s still alive, including me
Feeling: Hopeful
Eye report: Some very bad days lately needing loopy pills. Today it seems to be less, which I great.

2 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in the Twelfth

  1. Glad to hear your characters are all kicking — and you, too! You have so many ideas swimming around, that’s impressive! Working against a deadline, less fun, but your word count is up. I’m using Noah Lukeman’s The Plot Thickens this week to try to bring life to one of my characters — he’s not the main, but maybe like your character, he won’t go away! Here’s to another good week ahead.

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