Words: 2394 revising “Adventures in Pithea.” Totally killed it today. I was close to the end of part 2 (of 4) and didn’t want to stop until I finished. Missy’s homemade medicine is finally put to use, and I still love the confrontation between Naolin and Evan, during which Naolin stands up for Missy, who is unable to do so herself.
And I’m at the halfway mark (in story, not in length) for this read-through! Whoo!
Words: 1321 revising “Adventures in Pithea.” I didn’t have as much to change during this stretch, which makes me worry that I’m just not catching everything that’s wrong. Oh well, that’s why we get help with revision, right? Other people always see problems I don’t see in my work.
Words: 1359 sort of…ish. I had a very rough day with a migraine and being at work, so I was too tired to focus on much. So I spent half an hour transferring edits I made on my print copy of “Adventures in Pithea” to the computer, where it has to be for the TCSTB to work on it. And I’m counting it.
Words: 1155 revising “Adventures in Pithea” with two of my sisters over Skype. Also known as the twenty-fifth meeting of the Tri-County Sisterhood of the Traveling Book. We got through almost 4 full pages of double-spaced text, which was amazing. We were actually able to leave whole paragraphs of text alone without arguing over every sentence.
Words: 788 revising “Adventures in Pithea.” A lot of rewriting again, as opposed to editing what is already there. Many parts of the execution of the Plan didn’t really make sense. Even in the way that the Plan had to be altered on the fly, when forced to think through the parts the reader doesn’t see, but put everyone in place for when the reader does see them, I realized things were kind of messy. So I’m trying to clean them up without making everything too convoluted.
Words: 810 writing. Nothing story relating, just some free-writing. I had kind of a down day today, so I found it therapeutic to just write in a notebook some of what’s been on my mind lately. I listened to the newest album from for KING & COUNTRY while doing so, and it is wonderful. This kind of writing is not something I do often, but it was kind of nice. And it counts for the challenge.
Words: 824 revising “Adventures in Pithea.” More than half of it was rewriting, rather than editing. The Plan has been modified a bit to reflect a new environment. And the explanation of The Plan has been simplified.
Words: 1306 revising “Adventures in Pithea.” Naolin’s rather odd outburst, which was ridiculous, awkward, and completely out of character, has been erased as if it never happened. If only we could erase it from our memories.
Words: 872 revising “Adventures in Pithea” with two of my sisters over Skype. Also known as the twenty-fourth meeting of the Tri-County Sisterhood of the Traveling Book. We got through 2 1/3 pages of double-spaced text, which made us feel like we’re picking up steam again. We’d lost some over the holidays.
Words: 1036 revising “Adventures in Pithea.” Missy is less accepting of Naolin’s assertion that technology exists out in the world. She’s unwilling to just agree that people are breaking the worldwide tech ban, when it is so highly illegal.
I didn’t do any work over the weekend, because I was gone pretty much all day both days. I took stuff with me to do, but didn’t ever have a chance. Still, at least it was just a weekend, and I made myself sit down to it again today.