Ohio-Novel Monday: Still working through the rewrite of the stuff I saved last Friday

I did a lot of words. Pulled stuff out, put stuff in, and at the end of it, I don’t have 1250 words to show for my time, but when you’re fixing and tinkering and replacing chunks of text, that’s the way it goes.

I Iike this section. I love the characters, I love the conflict, I love the weirdness of it.

But in first draft, I really prefer writing new words to rescuing old ones from a previous book.

The count for the day? 549 net words, and 24,791 total.

However, this does mean that I am now significantly past the the 25% mark on the book.



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2 comments… add one
  • Donnalee D-M Aug 9, 2021 @ 19:54

    I am glad that you are doing well on this book.

    As a completely sideways digression, I just read the series about Lauren and Molly et al. for the first time, one book a night for the last three nights, and I really appreciated it. In the last twentyish years I have been dead three times, and yes, it seems to be very much like that. The healing and being what I call being a ‘body empath’ was also very relatable to me personally. I loved the flow of magic as healing for realms/worlds too.

    Thanks for the helpful words at the right time!

    thanks and best wishes
    Donnalee D-M

    • Holly Aug 10, 2021 @ 7:37

      Hi, Donnalee,

      I’m glad you found the World Gates novels, and liked them… and I’m delighted that (entirely by accident) my “other side” stuff was relatable. Have never been dead, myself, but I was a nurse for a long time (ten years) before my fiction started selling… and I saw an awful lot of death on this side.

      While I was writing them, I did my best to imagine passage from life to death, and wrote the fiction of it as best I could based on what I’d seen in the here-and-now.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed them.


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