I’m really proud of the progress I made on BLOOD OF SALT, TEARS OF PEARL in September. I finished rewriting Chapters 4-6, finishing up Part 1 of the rewrite. I then printed out those pages and have been going over them again to try to improve them further, and I completed the first two chapters this week. I am honestly thrilled with how the rewrites are going now. I’ve already cut 33,000 words from the first six chapters, and as I go over them again, I’m cutting even more. At this point in the story, the first draft was 61,500 words. It’s now 28,400 words. Very significant edits! I’m confident I’ll be able to get the final word count to a much more reasonable number than the first draft was, at 272,000 words.
BLOOD OF SALT, TEARS OF PEARL: 10,500 (rewrites)
Other (Fantasy World-building): 859
Total Words Written Last Month: 12,835
Total Words Written in 2021: 67,947
Plans for This Month:
I’ll be continuing my rewrite progress this month, finishing polishing up Chapters 3-6 before moving on to rewriting Part 2, Chapters 7-10, which I’ll then polish up as well. I’m hopeful I can complete all of that this month. At this point in the editing process, I’m really just focused on getting the work done, as best I can.