Unfortunately, I don’t feel like I have gotten all that far. I’m only about 50 pages into my manuscript (yes, I pulled out that word!), and it’s a little disheartening. BUT, I have cut a ton, and have been slowly adding on, so I know it’s not because I haven’t been doing anything.
The first half of my MS basically needs to be completely re-written. I’ve changed the tense, and the characters have evolved so much since I started this project that a lot of things are now completely irrelevant. It’s quite the process. My journal is almost completely full though, which makes me feel a bit better whenever I start to think I haven’t gotten any work done on this (though certainly not as much as I should have by this point).
I’ve changed so much! I have re-written scenes in my journal that are waiting to be transcribed into my word document, I’ve taken copious notes about how I want to rearranged, restructured, and reshape the story and characters – and that’s exciting, but having to push through all the crap I wrote the first time is not a lot of fun.
I am trying to get back into a good writing routine in the morning, it’s been kind of all over the place lately, and I know I have to just keep with it. I’m really liking the tweaks I’ve come up with, I think it makes the story and the characters stronger, I just wish it somehow magicked straight from my brain to the page!