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Dawn McClure
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PostSubject: Finished with first draft...onto editing   Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:56 pm

Last night I finished the first draft of my current WIP. I started writing it in late April. Now my goal is Revision Hell (courtesy of Candace Havens), where I edit 20 pages a day for 2 weeks.

I was so happy to type THE END. Smile Once I finish the edits I'll send this off to my 2 crit partners and start on the next novel while they go over what I have. I'm crossing my fingers in the hope that they will like it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Finished with first draft...onto editing   Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:19 pm

Thats brilliant Dawn!!

Can i ask how you edit? Do you have a process to it? Like read 1 = plot holes, read 2= grammar/line by line?

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PostSubject: Re: Finished with first draft...onto editing   Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:23 pm

I'm still looking for a process. lol Normally I print it out and sit down with a colored pen and go to town. I look for everything...and I normally add a lot of internal thoughts for the characters. I add detail of setting/clothes/character quirks. I check for spelling and grammar. I even add entire scenes. Smile

When I'm all finished I put everything into the document in Word.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished with first draft...onto editing   Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:19 pm

Sounds like you edit the way I do. Although on my first finished story draft, I went to sit down and edit but realized I was missing the ENTIRE first third of the book and I had actually had my chapter 1 was supposed to be in the middle.

Good luck working on your editing! 20 pages/day is killer but I bet it really gets the work going.
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PostSubject: Re: Finished with first draft...onto editing   Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:08 pm

Thanks! Smile If you're interested in the Fast Draft or Revision Hell, Candace Havens has more info on her website. She's super nice. She helped me make my pitch better right before I pitched to an editor at a conference. She's full of good advice. Smile
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