Just a quick note to say that apart from a spell check I’ve finally finished my draft!
I couple of drinks tonight at the opening of Who’s Poppin I think!
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Great news! How many drafts to go? How long is it?
It is 259 pages/ 61000 (ish) words – I don’t know if that is long or not having never seen A4 transcribed to book before 🙂 Mind you, I was trying not to fall into the “Do I have enough pages” trap (the problem with draft 1…)
I’m handing this draft (number 3) to my reader/publisher and fingers crossed will start on the editing process when they’ve had a read and given me notes. So does that make it the final draft? Or would it be counted as a draft if I do major rewrites during editing….
I think of the point at which you hand it to your publisher as being the final draft. Anything after that is the editing process! That’s great that you already have a publisher lined up! I think 60,000 words equates to a 200 page novel if you go by the 300 words per printed page average. So not long no, but books don’t have to be long to tell a good story. I think 60 is about the minimum for novel, however; anything smaller and it kind of becomes a novella. My new one is not looking much bigger.
Congrats Whiti, I can’t wait to see the finished product having followed your progress with interest!
when’s the next one due?
are you ever to return to “both say I”?
Oh Ed. I rewrote that end of ’07… but it is kinda unstagable so no-one wants to produce it.
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