I’ve written posts about editing my novel after C.L. Dyck’s substantive edit, from “Kickbox Editing” to “Gameday Editing” and “Learning to Write Dialogue that Shows.” I received my novel back September 14 and in 73 days, I’ve progressed 34% (but also added 20k words to make it 92k words currently). Despite the new words, it’s safe to say I haven’t progressed 1% a day like I have been the last few weeks. It’s amazing how hard it is to progress just 1%, but that’s a good measure of a day’s work for me, and that’s what I’m shooting for.
This fits with my “Kickbox Editing” post, which compared waking up every morning to go to my kickboxing class at Farrell’s with making an effort every day editing my book. I’m happy to have found a nice goal that both pushes me and allows me to enjoy my life. I wonder how things would be different on a deadline.
My editor, C.L., also recommended Lucky Baby by Meredith Efken. It’s not my style of genre, but the writing is a perfect example of what C.L. is trying to teach me, and I really enjoyed the sample. I’ll get it later this week, so here’s to reading outside my genre.
Does anyone out there have a sweetspot right now with their production?