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I don't rely on Hemingway. But the program does highlight areas in a manner I wouldn't do on my own. So what I am doing is looking at those highlighted areas to see why it thinks there is a problem. Most of the time there isn't anything significant, but twice I have discovered areas that could be smoothed out and presented better.

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Perfect. That's making good use of a tool. emoticon

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I finished my first round edit on "First Transit" Chapter One. I placed the Chapter Two marker in the November post, so I know where I am when I start tomorrows editing session.

Discovered an omission in my Story Bible that is relevant to Transit Promises so I fixed that.

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Great progress!

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Before going to work this morning, I edited the first ten paragraphs of chapter 2 in "First Transit." emoticon

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I edited five paragraphs before going to work. The most significant correction was a gender tense correction. I know Angeni appreciates the change from a guy back to a gal. emoticon

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Technically I finished editing chapter 2 before heading out today. Three of the paragraphs were okay the way I wrote them initially, and two were a mess. By that I mean I had sentences that were half the size of the paragraph! Breaking up those monster sentences said that I had to do some rewording. This process was good because I found incomplete thoughts hidden inside of the monsters, so I finished out (or eliminated) the problem spots.

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Hurrah for conquering monsters!

You've written 100k words. You have become much better at putting your thoughts into words.

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This morning before work I edited 23 paragraphs in chapter 3. I think I missed a chapter break, but I am not sure. I'll be thinking about that all day now. emoticon

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I finished the edit on chapter 4 before going to church today. emoticon

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I edited five paragraphs of chapter 5 in "First Transit" this morning. So far, this scene is way more comfortable than what chapter 4 was to work with. emoticon

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I finished first round editing on Chapter 5 this morning. I eliminated some "info-dumping" and added some additional dialogue. I also changed up the wording between Leonard and Julianne to get in their favorite terms of endearment with each other. emoticon

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Very nice! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm realizing I forgot scenes and a cat in my NaNo story. Now I'm making up for that and sticking notes into my text to remind me of it when I edit.

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I finished my "first edit" in my November 2016 post this morning. I am somewhere inside of chapter 6 as a start the "first edit" on the December 2016 post.

Total changes in the November post totaled close to two thousand! I understand why people say the "first draft" won't look much like the "finished draft" now. emoticon

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I edited seven paragraphs today. I am adding dialogue, so the characters are more involved with sharing information in the story.

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Going through my December post I added a bit to the circumstances of Kelly's death, Samantha misses death by mere seconds. Cindy discovers she is all alone in medical dispatch response. Henry shows he can be a hero when he doesn't stop to think about it. Crisis events are so much fun! emoticon

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Wheee!

Glad you got that cleaned up. Yay for Samantha and Henry. emoticon

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Wheee!

Glad you got that cleaned up. Yay for Samantha and Henry. emoticon


The odd thing is I thought I had that scene settled until I started writing the sequel. That's when I discovered that Kelly had died a hero's death!


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It happens. emoticon

Writing the Konrad sequel, I finally figured out why the "demons" were trying so hard to reach Earth... it never ocurred to me to question that before.

I love how my worlds grow with the stories I tell in them.

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I finished my "round one editing" for the December posting of my novel today (three days early). emoticon

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Revealing process. emoticon

I am gearing my first round editing towards scene and character clarification. Long sentences and paragraphs hide things from readers that are obvious to me. I also see some of the tense changes and fix those. Trying can tell you I miss many of those errors. Hey! I am getting better. emoticon

Dialogue helps and I keep adding bits and pieces as I move along. The cool part is the dialogue changes infodumps into story and character development.

I understand why a first draft is critical to the story even if it looks terrible at first.

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And... this is your very first first draft, don't forget this.

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You're learning so much in this process that your next first draft will already be a lot better, leaving you with less to edit.

It's a process... you're doing very, very well!

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