Drafts three and four of The Wizard of Suomen are finished!
Draft three was a line-edit on paper, because it’s easier for me to catch some mistakes that way. I got that done and the edits transferred back to my electronic copy at 12:31AM on February 7, 2016, with the story at 157,594 words, 329 pages in Word.
I finished the fourth draft two nights ago, at 11:00PM on July 26, 2016. As of now, the story stands at 157,228 words, 328 pages in Word.
And, as of Wednesday, I have sent it to my editor! I will be working with Gina Hilse of Facets Fiction Editing. I won’t be doing any further work on it until I get her feedback. Undoubtedly there is still a lot of room for improvement, but I’m looking forward to putting the best possible version of this story out there as a finished product!
In the meantime, I’m going to do some planning on bigger projects, and hopefully get some other short things written (though given my current pace, I make no specific promises. >.>)
Finally finished my read-through of Draft 1 of TWoS. -_- I think I’m solid on knowing the remaining major edits that are needed (at least, the ones that readers pointed out or that I can identify myself), so now it’s just a matter of doing them! Then a line-edit on paper, and then it can go to my editor. After which it will undoubtedly need many more edits, but that’s okay. 🙂
Once again, I’d like to thank anyone who was reading/liking/commenting – I appreciate it. (If anyone who hasn’t commented up until now wants to leave some feedback, now is definitely a good time!)
I have been working on the second draft of TWoS for a few weeks now, and am making steady progress on that. In the interests of getting that finished up and to my editor sooner rather than later, I’m not going to make any promises about regularly posting other fiction until that second draft is done. There will be some fiction, but it will be shorter (probably some one-shot stories), and I’ll be posting more sporadically. Once I feel that TWoS is in good enough shape to give to my editor, I’ll try and be more regular about posting fiction again, probably every other week. I might go back to once a week at some point if I make enough progress on other projects.
Hopefully, I will be able to post some other things in between fiction posts! More movie and hopefully some book reviews, and maybe some more of me talking about aspects of writing or stories that I enjoy. I also might do some statistics and fun facts related to TWoS…and maybe some world-building info for Suomen will go up here as well (anyone interested in the Suomilen calender, for example?)
I’ll definitely post updates about TWoS as that progresses through the editing and (hopefully!!) publishing stages. Not much else that I can think of for now, I guess. If anyone following me has suggestions or prompts for things they’d like to see me write, I can take those under consideration! (Though I make no promises. 🙂 )
The second draft of The Wizard of Suomen is coming along!
I’ll give a fuller update after the epilogue gets posted, but I realized that I’ve been kind of quiet lately outside of actual story posts. I did some more background world-building and got those things straightened out in my head and written down, and since then I’ve been working pretty steadily on actual second-draft edits to the story. I’m most of the way through Part 1.