Crop is done! I even converted the files over but apparently forgot to check the word count. It’s probably about 66k words, but with autocorrect being labotamized I’ve found it less detrimental to the story to write it all out and then go back for the additional information. This is what I’ve been calling the description edit.
Or, alternatively, getting to the end and realizing you gave no one and nothing descriptions. Like. At all.
Ugh. It’s only been like fourteen manuscripts since I started chastising myself about the descriptions, you know. It totally takes forty before it clues in.
The plus side of such description edits is that I don’t have to stop and backtrack going, “what do these characters look like again?”
It never seems to stick. That’s what happens when you want to pump out stories to get the ideas down before you forget them.
The detail edit also lets me get really into the manuscript and paying attention to details and typos
I finished last Friday and proceeded to take almost three days off to drink wine and play video games. I got bored halfway through day one when I realized my controller didn’t have batteries and I was out and feeling lazy. So I didn’t get to play the games I wanted.
The third day, I set up the wrap for Seed and wrote two chapters of Harvest.
Yesterday, I edited four chapters of His Wings, read five chapters of Fragments, decided to rework the description of Fragments my next day at a computer, updated the Worlds on my website, started plotting Awakened, and began working on the cover for Crop.
Yes, that was all yesterday along with a full shift at the day job.
It seems I was suffering a B12 and D deficiency, both of which can lower energy levels and cause depression on top of my home situation which resulted in me being a lazy bum.
I’m back to myself again!
Except I’m not cleaning my apartment. It’s this whole thing. Landlord thinks I should live in a mouldy home and pay full rent while my ceiling is leaking in three places and I’m kind of hoping the leaks cause an electrical fire and take it all out. But not until I move my stuff out.
And cleaning it never feels clean thanks to the issues in the building. But I’m sure it’ll make good backstory for something.
Awakened is so far the contender for March. Mr. Wrightworth has walked away from Contract Delivered again. But it could be because once it and Contract Gifted are written, the world will be closed. Only because I feel like the stories have been told.
I will be writing Harvest at the same time, on commutes, after I finish a read edit of His Wings.
And I need to pack at some point. Right… much to do, sort of enough time to do it in. Basically, it’s crunch time.