As of 2:19 this afternoon, I typed the final words of the second draft of Seer and I am DONE! Took me months longer than I’d hoped and I still have to do a read-through to make sure I made it better and not worse, but the important thing is that I FINISHED IT!! If you couldn’t tell by all the caps and exclamation points, I’m EXCITED!! 🙂
And in a long-standing tradition, I thought I’d give you some STATS:
Initial idea: December 23rd, 2009
Outlining: 10 days (January 7th—17th)
First draft: 7 weeks (January 18th—March 7th)
Word count: 70,018
Revision outline: 3ish weeks (March 25th—April 18th)
Second draft: 6 months and 3 weeks (April 19th—November 8th)
Word count: 81,937
So from initial idea to completed second draft took me about ten and a half months, and from draft one to draft two I gained nearly 12k, which still makes this the second shortest book I have ever written.
EXCITED EXCITED EXCITED!!!