Revision Update

I have passed 100 pages of revised manuscript (Yay! Woohoo! Go me!). I'll reach the scene that I started on November 1, 2011, as my first words for NaNoWriMo, in a few pages. Craziness!

I have 28,400 revised words. I'm on page 102 right now.

In the Shitty First Draft, this particular scene I'm in the middle of fell on page 104. I was running about 5 pages more in revision than in first draft, but I left out a long dialogue scene (I'm saving it for later, revised) and cut other crap out entirely: dialogue, narrative, expository nonsense, extra clauses in already-long sentences...

I read this on and thought it sounded appropriate, if a little grisly and overdramatic:

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.”
—Stephen King, November 1973


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