So I told you in my last post how I'm finishing up writing the end of my first draft while going back and editing/beta-ing the first chapters. I know, I know. I've read all the advice, times one hundred ad nauseum, about How I'm Supposed to Do This: write the whole draft, shelve it for a couple of weeks, then go back and start reading again. I understand the wisdom of that, really I do. But that's not how it worked out for me, and you know what? I'm actually finding this whole writing-while-editing thing kind of awesome. Going back and reading the beginning reminds me of little details I may have forgotten I already included, and it helps me keep characters consistent, or update them as I go. Plus, it's given rise to a new acronym that I can just insert for myself when I want to make sure I rewrite something:
FTLOGPRWT (For the love of G-d please rewrite this.)
Good times, friends, good times.
Words Written: 2222 (in 3 days)
Total Words: 78242
Chapters Edited: 2
Listening To: The Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack. Delicious.
Obsessed with: the sunshine that stubbornly shines between storms here in Dayton. Monday's forecast said, "A Very Rough Week Ahead," and this sunshine is out to prove it wrong. Thank God.