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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Shindarin Rising: Second Draft Update

I've been working on the first draft edit for the past few days. I feel a little lost in this phase. Shindarin Rising is the first novel that I have completed. So, editing for publication is something I'm not completely used to. I haven't really added much in the way of content, short chapters remaining mostly short with bits added here and there, phrased pulled out and replaced, and grammar/syntax errors are being fixed. It looks like the novel is still going to be short of the 75,000 word count I was shooting for. I'm hoping I have an epiphany moment somewhere here in this first time through edit phase. After, I finish the preliminary edit, I plan on asking some of my writing friends to take a look at it and get their opinions and suggestions. My plan is then to fix or change along the lines of the suggestions that work for the book and send off the first five pages or so with a query letter to an agent (crossing my fingers the whole time). Wish me luck and thank you for checking out the blog. Enjoy!

Jacob Donley