Yesterday I purchased a cover for Out of Darkness! I think it’s really pretty and perfect and whatnot. Now I just have to finish with my editing so I can use it and publish!
I’m over halfway through another read through, I printed out 2 copies (thanks, office depot) and sent one to my mom. Now she’s gonna hopefully be a helpful beta reader for me! There have been fewer and fewer changes each read through, so either I’ve become so used to my story that I can’t see what I need to fix, or (hopefully) it’s nearly capital F finished for real this time.
Of course, now I’m panicking because that means I need to think of words to go on the back of the book, finish the words inside the book, publish it, tell people I published it. Be right back, I think I’m going to faint.
I swear I had lost more than that, either that or I somehow gained more words overnight .-.
I know there is some stuff I’m going to need to add just based on the feedback I’ve gotten already but, my beta readers have it, and I will wait till they’re finished with it to start a third pass to clean up any plot holes, inconsistencies, whatnot. In the meantime, I’m going to rest, read, and learn.
I should save this update for next week, but I’m not gonna. Draft 2 of WOTS1 is nearly done. I’m at Chapter 44 of 51 for edits. (Which right now is about 10k words right now, but it will probably shorten.)
I have lost nearly 10k words, just as I thought. Unless I add something drastic in the upcoming chapters. (Which I very well might, I don’t know yet.)
After this, I absolutely must take a break before I go back over it for a third pass. I was originally going to jump right into WOTS2’s second draft but I think that’s making it harder to write book 1 because I’m remembering things from book two and forgetting they haven’t happened yet in book one so need to be explained.
Oh, and I still need two titles. But who even uses those? .-.