Day 71 Reporting – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – One Page – This Time Editing

I love drafting. Editing? Not so much. It’s the reason for the increase amount of work just setting in my draft folder that is not moving on to send. It’s also apparent by the number of 0s down the line of my spreadsheet under Edit Fiction. So. What to do?

For the 50,000 Nzingha story I just finished, I’m going to take the stakes down. I’m going back to the one page/10 minutes a day playbook. That should get me comfortable with this phase of the book. This first go round I’m going to use this process:

  1. Spelling check
  2. Listen to the story with the “read aloud” function in the WORD document. I tend to drop words.
  3. Note any defining characteristics of the characters such as goals, appearance, and such.
  4. Write an outline of the story.
  5. Send it off to a person who is reading for story to get feedback.

That’s my intention. If you’re wondering about the current story I’m writing, I’m trying to catch the dropped words and write the outline and the defining character characteristics while I’m in the process of writing.

Keep moving forward. Keep getting better.

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As of Day 71, – 3/11/24

# of Words I Wrote/# of Words Written To Be on Track/Year Goal

132,852/ 143,704/ 740,784

About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.
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