May 29th, 2014


Wrap Draft 2

I've wrapped draft #2 on All The Saints Are Dead. As I developed the story as I wrote, I invented later things that should have been seen or mentioned earlier, so I had to go back and make the early parts of the book match the later parts of the book.

As I went through draft 2, I kept a beat sheat of beats that I dropped, so for draft #3, I'll be going in an putting in those missing beats.

I've also determined that I have much unhappiness with the ending. That can't get worked on until I develop the earlier beats and fill in some missing angst. I have a few characters and plot lines that need a stay/go decision. I either drop them or develop them. That will start next week. I'll have the weekend to think about it.

This draft is sitting at 45K words and I haven't even fluffed yet. As I tend to write a bit dense, fluffing is where I actually talk about stuff and keep the book from reading like dense, brown bread.