Doing the Space Operatic
Just typed END on my current novel WIP! The first draft of Spider's Hub weighs in at a touch over 96,000 words. Now to let it cool off in the fridge for a few months...
Thank you!Whee! Big congrats, always such a great moment!!
woot!I edited a second line!!
Maybe you need to lock yourself in a room with the story and no internet access for a couple hours to see what happens?I'm not sure why I'm struggling to so much to get into this story. I picked it from my drafts folder because I reread it and thought yep, I can work with that. Maybe it's just because I'm feeling very reluctant to any 'real' work at all (as opposed to my intricate slice of life post apoc story).
Would some cheering on help?Still struggling to finish. Not sure if there's something off in this character/story so I'm stuck, or if I'm stuck on this story because I'm stuck in why-bother land.
Thank you for the cheer Alas I am revoltingly linear in how I write, switching to another project never works for me.Would some cheering on help?
Maybe try another project for a week or two? This might be one of those stories that takes a year to write but blows everyone away when it's finally finished
Today, hopefully! Still sitting just below 3100 words. I'm debating whether to sub as soon as I finish edits or let it sit for another week and give it a final readthrough and get it out the door just before the end of the month...Thank you!
Did you finish your editing on that story yet, Izz?
Go you! Makes sense to leave it for a bit. I'm letting mine sit and stew for a bit also.Edits finished! Got it down to under 3K. 2990, to be exact. In further terms of exactness, when I started edits the story was 4182 words. So that's a whole 1192 words chopped (not to mention the other rearranging/adding stuff that goes with editing). Imma let it sit until next week for a final lookover before I send it out
The stewing is pretty important, imo. How long do you usually let them sit for?Go you! Makes sense to leave it for a bit. I'm letting mine sit and stew for a bit also.
I don't have a hard and fast time limit. Sometimes I just know I've got it right, send it to a couple of betas to make sure I'm not deluding myself, and then send it off once I hear back.The stewing is pretty important, imo. How long do you usually let them sit for?
Did a little more on the story yesterday. Ended up adding a few words but it's still under 3K. I think I'll look at it one last time in a week and then get it on out into the universe