It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I wrapped the 1st draft of The Girl Alone. I wanted to get it into readers’ hands by the end of 2014, but it just didn’t happen. Term papers, family reunions, our annual October vacation, holidays, work, buying a home, moving, graduating with another degree. I let a ton of crap get between me and my writing, and I am happy that it is all over now.
In June 15 of last year I had a false start at editing the second draft of the story but after a tsunami of life events I started editing again in March of this year. I’m making steady progress by knocking out 1-2 chapters a week, in addition to getting involved in all the social media I ignored for so long.
It’s not like I really stopped writing. I was writing plenty of things, including 1-3 term papers a week and procedures at work. Not that school is over I have tried to do my best to stick to the school schedule, but instead of term papers I’m crafting fiction again.
Technically I’m nearly 1/3 of the way through the 2nd draft, but most of my projects tend to grow and not shrink. I’m trying to stick to a formula for the chapters, however I’m not going to force the story into a box either. In the end, it should all flow seamlessly, and my readers will finally get to meet The Girl Alone.