I’ve been making some good progress on the editing this week. I’m up to chapter seven now. Only a dozen or so left to go. I found that when I was reviewing one of the fighting scenes that I had been reading instead of editing. I guess that’s a good thing. I’m hoping it means that the action was compelling enough that it sucked me in and made me forget what I was supposed to be doing. Or it’s writer’s hubris, with me wanting to see just how awesome my own characters are. Either way, I had to go back and re-edit it. I think it worked out. It made me feel like maybe I knew what I was doing. That feeling was short lived, since the next chapter was a travesty, drowning in melodrama. Ugh. Well, that’s what editing’s for, I suppose.
In other news, I think that updating this site weekly will be the way to go. I think that the cadence will give me the focus I need, but also give me time to gather my thoughts and actually make progress. My target update day will be Sunday, but if something interesting happens during the week, I reserve the right to update more frequently.
I also got a book on how to build an author platform. This site is part of my effort to do just that. We’ll see how it goes.