May 2024 in writing

Good progress

From May 25:

At this point in Draft 1, I could tell that POV 2 needed some major structural overhauls. At this point in Draft 2.5, I can tell POV 2’s prose needs some rewriting to work, but overall the structure seems to be holding up. Progress :)

I wrote 18 scenes in 31 days, not my preferred pace but I’m getting there. I also reduced the total number of scenes down to 96.

If I write a scene per day, I’ll finish in July. If I keep at my current pace, I’ll finish in August.

Continuing Draft 2.5

I’ll try to finish POV 2 in June. At that point I’ll be 2/3 done in terms of POVs, but POV 3 is the shortest in terms of wordcount and scenes. Maybe more like 3/4 done?

I haven’t touched the 1st person conversion for POV 1. I may do a quick-ish Draft 3 before I send this manuscript out to beta readers.

Stats

The word count is concerning, but it is what it is. I’ll get it right and then look to trim.

Manuscript markdown files: 55
Manuscript words: 89388
Total markdown files: 444
Total words: 278315