I can’t believe I’m about to say this but I’ve officially finished my rewrites. Yes, that’s right, the rewrites for The Absolute are done! Now the fun part begins. Actually having to edit this. I know rewrite Sound like editing, but really all I did was delete one rough draft and replace it with a slightly better rough draft.
I am going to do things a little differently this time. Usually, I sit on a manuscript for a while before I start editing it. But I also have a tendency to sit on m a nuscript forever and never edit it. I’m going to start edits this upcoming weekend (probably Friday).
I’m just ready to get into the next phase. All the ideas are still so fresh. I have a lot of small details that I wrote at the end of the book that I want to hint at towards the beginning and the middle. Some of his quirks became less prominent later on and I have to decide if I want to keep them or get rid of them.
Why was this so important? I basically took 50k words of poetic non-sense, deleted it, and replaced it with 70k words following an actual plot. It may not be the best plot, but it has characters that actually are there for a reason and it has some direction.
For the rest of the week, I am probably going to work on QT Pi projects. Mostly the Monster Hunter series.
As always, thanks for reading!