Well, it’s the end of the second full week of July, anyway. 15 days down, 16 more to go!
And would you believe that I only just now completed the novella last night? In case you missed it, I was supposed to be editing this 40k word text dump (40,964 words, to be exact) this month. And technically, I’m about 40k words behind on that.
So today after work, and cooking dinner, and cleaning up, and taking 20 minutes to unwind and meditate, I came up with something of an editing plan. I’m printing the hard copy as I write this!
Here’s what I have on the agenda:
[Draft, Edit Versions]
[v.1.0] hard copy for general read-through, overview edit; minimal line edits
Check: Logical beginning, middle, end
[v.1.1] notes on plot consistency; clarity
[v.1.2] notes on character consistency; clarity
[v.1.3] apply changes
[v.2.0] general overview edit; minimal line edits
[v.2.1] plot and character review
[v.2.2] apply changes
[v.4.0] Hemingway/other text sample?
[v.4.1] line edits x2
Check: Word choice; punctuation, etc.
Change font; review
I’m crossing my fingers that I can get this done in 16ish days… but the more editing “points” I kept thinking of, the less likely it seems that I can get this all done by July 31st. Actually, make that 15 days, since I have a crap ton of errands to get to after work tomorrow.
If you, dear reader, have any suggestions as far as editing when you’re crunched for time, or if you just have any general editing tips from your own experiences, please let me know!
This Camp editing thing is getting me a bit intimidated.
Just a bit.