Writing Wednesday

Welcome to Writing Wednesday, a kind of regular post about what I’m up to writing-wise!

~ What I’m Writing ~

A couple of weeks ago I finished my unofficial NaNoWriMo project’s first draft. It’s not a full novel, but it was still great to see it come together and be completed. I’m definitely in editing mode at the moment, so I have no plans to write anything new for the next little while. However, if you know me as a writer, you know my plans can change very quickly!

~ What I’m Editing ~

I just finished going over the NaNoWriMo project’s first edit sweep. I always do this as soon as I’ve finished writing the draft, so I can see if the story flows. I also use this as a chance to take note of the major things I’ll need to focus on in my more thorough editing. I was actually pretty nervous about reading through this draft, as I didn’t think the story was going to flow very well. Happily, it turned out to be (to me) a lot better than I’d been expecting! There are certainly things to work on, but I call it a win for sure.

I’ve also printed off my major YA manuscript, the one I’ve been re-writing and editing for most of this past year. It’s super exciting to be in the hard-copy edits stage, but frightening, too. I can’t wait to get this story back out into the query trenches, but at the same time, there’s always a good possibility of being met with a lackluster response, which will be all the more disappointing after the extra work I’ve put in this year. But, we shall see how it goes!

~ What I’m Researching ~

Today, I found myself looking up the official names for world time zones!

~ What I’m Planning ~

As I mentioned above, right now it’s all about editing. I want to get the hard-copy edits completed by the end of the year, if possible. I’m actually off work this week, so I’m getting a nice head-start. Hopefully I’ll be able to work on it fairly consistently throughout the rest of the month as well.

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That’s the recap for this week. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to in your writing lately!

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