Or something along those lines.
Posts This Month:
- Multi Book Review: Trouble Making Boys//The Raven Boys, Six of Crows and The False Prince
- The Ultimate Guide To Being Awesome
- Series Review: The Lunar Chronicles
- Snippets and Writing Update
- My Fall TBR Pile
- Reading and Writing in Fall
- It. Is. COOKIE TIME!
I also reached 8,000 page views which is exciting.
My Sleeping Beauty rewrite is moving along quite nicely.
Ok, no I lied. I start 3 first drafts so far. The first one (as mentioned in August in Review), I started before the sci-fi version idea thingy...
I got as far as the second chapter, a total of 4, 854 words.
AFTER the space thing, (this month) I wrote FOUR chapters, a total of 12,073 words.
And the I decided that I needed move and change a lot of things before I started rewriting it. (A complete read through with notes, character work, world building etc.)
This stage really amused me, because I copied and pasted my first draft and read through the entire thing, making comments on the side using Word's comment tool.
The comments ranged from helpful/professional....
(Ex: Grant's last name was changed.)
To helpful, but slightly less professional...
(Ex: Mutton Head! Yes you. Don't forget that you changed his last name! TWICE)
Helpful, but negative:
Ex: This paragraph is confusing. Rewrite.
And unhelpful and negative, but highly amusing.
Ex: Don't quite your day job. Oh, wait you are already quitting your day job...Don't quit your next day job
Also Ex: MY EYEBALLS ARE CRYING AND IT IS YOUR FAULT
And then I started my current second draft. I am now towards the middle of the second chapter, at 6,346 words.
The read through was helpful though. I HATED the first three chapters (probably because I have written it five times now.)
But once I got past that, there was less *cringe* and more *Muwahaha this is beautiful*
I also started typing out a detailed plot for my NaNoWriMo Project, with Chapter outlines and some character development, so that is a plus.
Books This Month:
- Crooked Kingdom
- Shadow and Bone
- Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
- The Magic Thief
Which is a measly 4 books. I am crying on the inside right now. I meant to read so much more! (There are still three more days...maybe I'll go and read 16 books and get the same amount as last month....)
- Twinning's changed their Earl Grey design and I had a tiny freak out.
- I have consumed roughly six cups of tea/coffee on this most recent draft...(Which is roughly* 3 cups per chapter. What is wrong with me?)
So how was your month?
*I originally spelled this "Ruffly" and sat there for three minutes staring at it.
"It's wrong, I'm sure of it."