Twenty days into 2012 and I’m well on my way to having my manuscript completely read through by the end of January. As of now, I’m about 42K through, or a little bit over half way.
So far, it all seems to be going well. There’s been a few chapters which will need rewriting, but nothing major. But then I read on Merrilee’s blog that most people will be rewriting roughly 75% of their novel.
My problem, it seems, is that I’m reading like a reader, not like a writer. I’m reading the story, but not taking it in with a writer’s critical eye. So now, it looks like I’ll be going back through the 42,000 words I’ve already read, trying to look at it like a writer.
I hate editing.
Now it’s your turn. How are you going with your writing? Please tell me you’re doing better than me. Let me know in the comments!