Friday, April 25, 2008

Second Draft Complete

This week I finished the second draft of the novel I'm calling Barnes County. While there are likely still some larger revisions necessary, it's just a strong line edit that is left. It is time to look closely at the word choice, the flow, and the the sounds of the words. This is where I should be reading it out loud, though that's hard to get away with in public.

It's been about a year and a half's labor and it feels like a long time coming. But there it is, 435 manuscript pages of hard work. And still more to come.

One of these days I'll have to tell you what it's about.


  1. Congrats on the milestone. I've been mulling ideas on tightening up my novella manuscript (now in second draft) lately myself, and will be diving back into it soon.

  2. Thanks for the support, Pete. Revision is really the heavy lifting in the whole process.