Oh. My. God. I have so much time on my hands.
My routine at the moment is get up, straighten up, write my chapter over coffee. I’m writing a chapter a day and it seems to be working on driving me forward because it’s come down to about two hours to do the writing.
Then I switch over to Seed. Removing ‘was’ as much as possible. I’ve cut down about a third of them. Some are necessary, some are in dialogue and people can talk however they please so I leave it.
At the end of this year, I’m going to have so much editing to do. So much. Editing for years to come.
But I gotta get those books out and get a proper income coming in because I am loving this.
Know what I did last night? I played a video game guilt free. Spent a couple of hours away from the computer. Guilt free!
This only having one job thing could work out really well for me. If I can get the income necessary.
I still have lots of time to finish Contract Delivered. I’ve started looking at Prototype to see how I can make it work. My problem was too many characters and that was just stupid. I’ve cut them all from the book, basically. They’re still there. They still exist, they just don’t appear in the first book of the series.
Then I need to have a villain that is clearly a villain. I got this, basically.
I’m about halfway through this edit of Seed. I’ve started working that into Contract Delivered, the removal of was, I mean. It’ll probably take a while to really start to see it. Once I’m through that edit, I’ll resubmit it to my editing program for analysis and it will tell me I’m still a moron and I need to remove sixteen other words… I’ll probably cry a little, but then do it. Then at least one read edit. Maybe two.
Then I get to do the same thing with Crop, but at least I haven’t started the first edit yet, so it’ll be easier to fix.
Oh, and I might, maybe, have the time to do it!
About… 36k words on Contract Delivered. It’ll be one of the shorter first drafts that I’ve written, but that’s okay. I feel like it’ll require fewer re-writes than Contract Sealed.