Rewriting My Fourth Novel, Secret Matilda Pt. 2

Besides the shoveling of snow, I’m moving right along!

I was flying through my edit when BAM! I ran headfirst into the middle of the draft.  I found some repeated bits (some are way better than others) and other parts that are just in the wrong place.  It’s definitely slowed down my daily count, but progress is progress.

To be honest, I’m not that surprised as that is when the process I used to write the first draft changed drastically.  It just became easier to follow one character at a time and complete their part of the story.  Doing it that way has left me a ton of work to look forward to.

It’s a different editing experience that’s for sure.  I end up searching for the pieces I know I wrote. Then I can stick the bits in their proper places, nip, and tuck them for a precise fit.  It almost feels more like video editing!

Did I mention that I had to do a lot of searching?  Because I have a lot left to do, oh boy.  But I am enjoying the experience!  And I’m enjoying the story too!

And that’s the important stuff.

Image by kalhh from Pixabay

Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele, and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda, Twistin' Matilda, Black Matilda, and Secret Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Waltzing Matilda.

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