Playing on the IPod: Jars of Clay & Josh Groban
Word Count: 27621
I am in the process of editing and re-assembly of my WIP. I started about two or three weeks ago with my intro, and have been attempting to make a pass through all of my sections, and put everything together in order. I now have a new folder, with individual chapter files labeled up to 10. A couple of scenes are completely new. Mostly, it's just an editing pass--cleaning up words, adding, cutting, piecing, wondering at some of what I wrote (some good wondering, some bad). I'm probably 1/3 through the story at this point, which would make for about a 75-80k total. I can't currently get an accurate word count on my previous version as all of the files were rather mixed up, and I had extra (deleted) scenes in the same folder. I know I will have a bit more brand-new writing to add in as I go.
I wrote an additional scene from scratch today, about 1000 words, that is really a bit of backstory disguised as a bedtime story told to the daughter of a secondary character. I think I want to incorporate it, as I kind of like how it turned out. But, it doesn't have a spot yet, and will need another scene or two to connect it to the rest of the story. I think it will have to wait in my holding area for now.
Also, I am considering entering a contest. I'm not sure of the wisdom of that, as you have to pay an entry fee (I think its $25). The deadline is next week, but they want submissions electronically, so I have a few days to let the idea simmer. I keep returning to the idea, so probably I'll just go ahead and do it. It costs money, but I ought to get at least a few comments back (call it an expensive critique), and I'd be entering some part of my intro, which has had several pairs of eyes look over it in the last several months. That piece is not getting another re-write for a very long time, or I'll end up butchering it by secondguessing myself.
It's still kind of early, and I'm done for the night. Time left for a little reading!