I *finally* finished chapter 15. Though, as all the writers on my list know, “finished” is a relative term. I have finished the gross edits (gross as in large, not necessarily as in stinky, but kind of that too.) There will be additional edits on that chapter, but instead of entire sections needing to be thrown out or redone, it’s sentence-level tuning and this is good.
I don’t believe chapter 16 will take as long. It depends on whether or not I add that new section I was thinking about. I think I might need to — it helps in terms of plot things, not necessarily character things, though kind of there too. Hmmm.
The current word count is now 99584. I only have two more chapters to go through. I’ve been averaging 400 new words per chapter (except for this last chapter, where I ended up adding about 800.)
Though I haven’t been working as consistently on the novel as before I got the new job, I have been thinking a lot about it. Driving home from Norwescon Friday night gave me some really good ideas — a question that possibly the reader will have, but that I’m not going to address directly (have one of the characters ask about it) in the first novel. But I am answering this question early in the second novel. It’ll actually be a subplot, and a very cool one at that. Makes me *happy*.
::rubs hands making Mr. Burns-like cackling noises over how *pretty* the characters are going to suffer through this one::
Norwescon was fun. I attended Friday night and much of Saturday (the latter with the most excellent schnaucl.) It was her first con, but it won’t be her last — she had a good time. I took part in the Broad Universe rapid fire reading — such talent! I was impressed, as always. We left 10ish because we were both completely wiped out.
Now, I’m taking the rest of the day off. I have red wine, cheez-its, America’s Next Top Model, and really, nothing else that I have to do for the rest of the day. Even though it’s only 3 PM, I’m tempted to get into my PJs.
Hope ya’ll are having a lovely Easter weekend!