I have edited 4807 words on Black Blood and written 1151 on a short story for a publisher.
It was a good day’s writing. The short story I got stuck into today was one I’ve been thinking over for a couple of weeks and I’m glad I’ve finally got rolling with it. I had a decent idea of what I was aiming for, but it’s always been a feel for it with a few details coming in. What I’ve done today, I think it works and I hope I’ve got a good foundation to work from.
The editing went well, I’ve got about 15k to go now, but boy have I got a lot of work to do with just the notes I’ve made. I’ve not thought about the ending much either. I do need to sit down and map it out, and I’ve got to raise the stakes from what I’ve already written. I’m pretty sure I can, but that’s something that I’m honestly not too worried about at the moment. What I need to focus on is getting all the notes I’ve made into it and getting the feel of the setting right. I think the feel is good, but I think I need to still do more.
I did read one scene in Black Blood today that made me squirm! Which is always a good sign!
Tomorrow I’ll be working again, but I won’t have as much time as I’ve got other matters to see to. If I can get 3k edited on Black Blood, I’ll be happy.
Have a good one, folks!