I'm going to have to get used to calling this manuscript JUSTINE, instead of ADRIAN.
I'm 16,600 words into the first rough draft.
Maybe this sounds like lots of words. But not so much. These are wild, whirling, mostly useless words that are me seeing the story in a blurry way and reporting on it very fast as the film runs by.
Most of the words will never make it into the final manuscript. What the First Rough Draft mostly does is show the shape of the scenes.
First Rough Draft Progress:
Now I'm also about 4000 words into the 120,000 words that will make up the second draft.
Why I'm setting toe into the second draft . . .
Normally I'd finish Draft One all the way through before I started Draft Two,
but I needed chapters to send in with the book proposal, so I took the first four chapters of the rough draft and polished them up a bit.
Second Draft Progress:
The sun came in through the window this morning, so I thought I'd share with anyone who's clouded over today.