Rough Draft Complete

Posted: September 17, 2009 in Tears of the Mountain, writing update
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The rough first draft of Tears of the Mountain is complete, more or less. It is very rough in parts, little more than an extended synopsis with minimal descriptions for large parts of it. All up its is only around 43,000 words but that will expand out to a more normal length once the rewrite starts.

It is going to require some extensive editing over the net couple of days before the rewrite starts though. Various plot and character changes happened during the period of writing the first draft. Names changes, ideas changed, new plot ideas came about and more. The first thing that will need doing is to fix up the time line, trying to mesh it all together properly. Currently some of the chronology is a little skewed and needs fixing.

Actually having finished a rough draft is good though and I’m looking forward to this next phase, even if it promises to be more difficult.

  1. J.C says:

    well done! thats fantastic to hear you’ve finished the first draft – now the real fun can begin 😉

  2. qorvus says:

    Almost don’t know where to start – a lot changed between when I started and when I ended the rough first draft.

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