Progress on Zane is going slowly but surely. I’m working my way through the last few chapters of the book. I just finished chapter eighteen yesterday. I’ll go through it today for one last pass, but it looks fairly solid. I’m still sitting on chapter 17. I’ll reread it as soon as I finish my last pass on chapter 18 and then send it off to CPs for feedback. I’m hoping to finish chapter 19 this weekend, which will leave me with just one chapter to do.
At the rate I’m going, the last of the heavy lifting revisions should be finish by middle of next week. The original plan was to launch immediately into polish and trim, but I’m decided to let the book sit for a week or so, and then take a whole day and spend it reading the manuscript. I’ve done so much layering, and changing and adding- I’ve lost my sense of how it hangs together. I need to read the whole thing, and make sure all the layering added the elements I needed. After I’ve read it through, and have a better sense of how it hangs together, I’ll know whether I need to do some additional layering. Or whether the character growth arcs carry through the entire manuscript.
How are the rest of you doing on your projects?
Any ready to send out into the dark, cold querying world?