Here’s my lovely today, all covered in fuchsia and scarlet notations.
E was horrified to see so much red ink after all the work I’ve put into the manuscript over the last few months. To which I answered “What this? This is nothing!” This is the polish and those red marks are the fine grit sandpaper. I’m done pushing boulders. Some chapters were rougher than others. I used up 2 brand new red pens before getting to the end. There were a couple of chapters that were pretty clean, but many were something like this. There are also worse chapters where the entire backsides of pages are full, and extra sheets were inserted.
I’m glad I single-sided the print out, because my handwriting can get out of control. However, next time I print something out I will use a smaller font to save some paper. 11pt and 12pt doesn’t make too much of a difference to me for this stage.
The paper and pen read through took me 16 writing days. I imagine it will take me about the same amount of time to input all my changes. That means it will be less than a month until it’s ready to be beta read. There’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel 🙂
So update me on your progress! How go your WIP’s and secret projects?