So I had originally set a goal for myself to be done revising Foxfire by November, so I could set it aside during NaNo and concentrate on a new project.
Yeah, I don't think I'm going to quite make it.
Now wait, don't get me wrong. I'm much further along than the above makes it seem. It's just the line editing is taking much longer than anticipated. Mostly because I tried something new when writing Foxfire, and that was not editing as I wrote.
Normally when I write, I look over what I wrote the day before and do a quick line edit. When I wrote the first draft of Foxfire, I didn't do that. I just kept pressing forward. And now I have a rough draft that needs a lot of line work.
I did some math and calculated that if I line edited every day (M-F, not on the weekends) then I would have to do about 4.5 pages a day to be done by November. Totally do-able.
Of course, that doesn't take into consideration that I line edit on paper and therefore also have to make the changes on the digital copy. So technically it's about 10 pages a day. Still, I think I can handle that.
Then, once the line edits are done, I can work on the few scenes that need overhauls and start checking off all the things I need to do in each chapter (raising the conflict and action, weaving in themes, all that junk). So really, when I finish this line edit, I'll be well on my way.
And then it will be time for NaNoWriMo 2010!! wOOt!
I'm really excited for this year because I suspect I'll have a lot more writing pals to buddy with. And since I've got a competitive streak in me, I'll be motivated to write all the faster when I see everyone else's meters filling up.
Looking for a NaNo buddy? Look no further! My username is Falen1
I'd love to be NaNo pals with you.