Well, after many hours laboriously highlighting things to delete, rewriting whole scenes, adding new scenes, and fixing typos, I can officially say that Avens D3 is now finished. What this means is that it's now time for draft 4 (D4). After the note taking of D2, and the major reworking of D3, it is my hope that D4 is nothing more than the proofreading draft. If nothing else is seen as a huge disturbance in plot or pacing, then I'll be able to add the superficial stuff. (Ha!
Avens is on GoodReads! This means that you can go and add it to your to-read lists now! (Please????) I swear the hardest part for me on any book (other than acknowledgements) is the back cover blurb. There were at least eight drafts of this thing in various locations before we got anything that seemed decent. Some were in my notes document; most were in my handwritten journal. But that final one? Facebook. I was typing up what I had so far for my beta readers to look over, tw
So, first of all, there's really nothing relevant that I have to say. I just want to share more pictures. Is anyone complaining, though? Thought not. Anyway, I am in the midst of going through Draft 3 of Avens and a lot is changing (again). While in some ways it can be frustrating, in others it is the perfect time to add fluff and details, while eliminating excess nonsense. During this round, I decided that I would add a scene. With it, I get to add a line I thought of after