Last night I hit page 248 in my edit of the already written 370 pages (up from 366) of THE OAK AND THE MOON.
This is the cleanest draft I’ve written. It won’t need the two hundred revisions book one needed, thank the elements. The first half of this TOATM draft was rough because I had to apply a major change (verb tenses…*shudder*), but now I’m past that nightmare so progress is moving fast.
Once I reach page 370 the fun begins: writing new material. I’ve been thinking it’ll need about 100 more manuscript pages, but now I’m thinking it needs more like 200 (which translates to about 300 in paperback form). Eek.
Who’s ready to read a 700-page book? Anyone? *tap-tap-tap* Is this on?
Hopefully my editor and I can do a LOT of cutting…
I might take tonight off from writing. 22 Jump Street is sitting in its Netflix envelope on my kitchen counter. *cough* Channing Tatum *cough*