The run through the print copy of the first five chapters of THE RUBY KEY proved hugely productive. I did heavy edits, hit all the points my editor requested, found a few typos and goofs, and made notes on storylines I need to follow through the rest of the book. I ended up ditching the initial language I developed for the nightlings. It was too soft and sweet, and I needed something with more of an edge. Developed a new linguistic sound and have swapped out terms, but kept the cool definitions and structure I created for the nightlings originally.
So today I’m typing in these changes—about 100 pages worth of manuscript. Not sure how long it’ll take, but I currently have 20,385 words finished. I’m clearing the WIP counter, and will update as I move through the pages. I’d like to get some new words today, but I’ll be satisfied to get the type-in out of the way.