And the massacre continues

And the massacre continues

Hey guys 🙂
Fear not, I killed no one…yet 🙂
I just happen to have spent another day editting the poor porse I call a first draft.
Really, there should be a whole gender of drafts just for me
Call it the Zero draft, or the under zero draft.
One is just not bad enough for my novel 😦
I know I promised to not look at my novel with a cruel eye, and the idea itself still looks epic in my head, but the writing is just terrible.
I am going at a very slow pace, and I think I need a better plan.
I’ll go search and may post again to share the findings 🙂
For now, thanks for reading

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9 thoughts on “And the massacre continues

      • Valourbörn says:

        One thing I did before I started rewriting was to write summary paragraphs of everything in the first draft. That way I could see immediately what I didn’t like. Then later when I got stuck trying to edit in chronological order, I either flipped to whatever scene was in my mind, or just to a random part and started editing that. Keeps the interest fresh, you know?

      • seekingsomepeace says:

        I do have a summary of each scene I wrote.
        So I started with killing off scenes that added nothing to the story.
        It is kind of boring to do them in order at times, I guess I should consider not following the order. Some scenes are closer to what I want them to be then the rest.
        Did you print your draft on paper? I’m using yWriter.

      • Valourbörn says:

        Yep, I printed it all out. I find it a thousand times easier to edit on paper, so I have a sense of space, but that’s just me. I’ve never heard of yWriter before. Do you like it?

      • seekingsomepeace says:

        First time using it, so far its okay.
        It has chapters, scenes, char…etc. And automatic save and backup.
        It also has a built in word processor and spell check.
        I try and avoid printing because of all the poor trees that my novel doesn’t deserve killing 🙂

      • Valourbörn says:

        Oh that sounds useful. Perhaps I should check it out.
        Aha, yeah, I feel kind of bad for all those trees… I shall try to make their noble sacrifices worthwhile!

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