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Third draft done!

About fifteen minutes ago I wrote "The End" on the third draft of THE HALFWAY HERO.

Despite the fact that it is now two chapters shorter than the previous draft, it is also 9000 words longer (75,500 vs 66,500). Which in turn was 11,000 words longer than the first draft. As you may be able to tell from this, yes, I do tend to under-write my early drafts. ;)

As well as fleshing out a bunch of stuff that wasn't developed as much as I needed, I also cut bits and pieces and shifted a few subplots and generally got all my ducks in what I hope is a reasonably orderly row.

(No, there are not actually any ducks in this book. There are, however, horses, donkeys, boars, dogs, and a brief mention of camels and water buffalo.)

Now I let it sit for a few weeks before I go back over it for line edits. And then it will be agent-ready!

In the meantime, I'm going to give my brain a rest for a couple days, and then I imagine I'll start poking at LOKI'S BOY. It needs a third draft, too, after all.

Comments

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juliakarr
Feb. 2nd, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I know just how you feel - having finished a round of revisions myself just late last night!
megancrewe
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Congrats your revisions, too, then! :) It is such a lovely feeling being done.
libation
Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats!
megancrewe
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) And good luck with your own revisions!
jennafern
Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!!
megancrewe
Feb. 5th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
jgurtler
Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
YAY!!
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megancrewe
Feb. 5th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D Ferris Bueller = awesome.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 4th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

Did you know today was going to The End? Or was it a (pleasant?) surprise?
megancrewe
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
I knew I was going to finish up that day or the next... but I'm never quite sure until I'm actually typing "The End". :)
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