I haven't done a great deal of work this week. I haven't worked on Verity since my last update, but I'm getting a few hours to myself late tonight so if I'm awake, I'll work on that. I'm using my ereader to make notes and such, then make the changes in my document when I'm done. It's slow work but I find I do my best editing this way. It's something I can do around the kids but not while I'm feeding the baby (or if the kids decide they want to scribble on my ereader too) so I generally have to wait until I've a child-free block of time.
I have around 4k of Taunt written, or rather rewritten. It sounds okay until I tell you it was the part of the story that needed the least amount of work. I printed out a hard copy of the document, went at it with a red pen, switched around the sequence of events and typed up the new first three chapters. I took a quick glance at the entire first draft I had - it's not as awful as I thought but it needs a lot of tightening, better organisation of the time line and one particularly long conversation needs to be destroyed. :) I also realised I had forgotten a character or two and need to create some character sheets on them.
I only have the beginning of Taunt replotted but it's much better - I feel more focused on what's happening and yesterday some very important backstory showed itself for the first time. I've been worrying about a certain storyline and feeling like the motivations weren't portrayed very well so now I have a new dimension to that which helps make it clearer and helps me with the portion of the story I'll be working on next week. It wouldn't have occurred to me if I hadn't been thinking about the story every day so thank you, ROW80.
I feel like I didn't work very hard this week but tomorrow, the schools are open again so I'll have two less children at home in the mornings and the whole family will be back to a getting up at the same time every day routine which might actually help me with ROW80. Hopefully, I'll be able to organise my time a bit better next week. I have made an effort to do something every day so if that becomes a habit, I'll be very pleased.
Week One Update:
- Taunt - 4k (re)written
- Verity - 3 chapters edited
- Plot - First section done.
My reading challenge hasn't gone too well but that's normal for me. Next week I could read ten books then the week after, nothing at all. The fifteen minutes a day bit isn't happening. Maybe next week. :)
ETA: Forgot to add the update link. *And is typo queen today*