Snake: Third Draft Done

Posted: May 28, 2013 in Novel, Progress Report, Writing
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Creepy, is it not? Even if it is a cartoon.

Oh, I’m feeling good. I took the last twenty chapters (all less than ten pages, let me remind you) and edited them. I think I ended up increasing Snake‘s word count by about six-thousand or so words, but all in all the entire book will be around three-hundred and fifty pages once I format it for publication (so don’t go running off afraid to read my thriller novel. If you’re going to run away, be it for the content and not for the page count).

I like this draft. I ended up doing a lot of character development and explaining some things that I realized did not make a lot of sense. I also gave my characters more character history, and even added two full chapters. I think I also cut out some of the unnecessary words and what not, made the plot run a bit smoother.

All in all, it’s a good draft. I’m not sure if at this point I want to send it to the presses, do another draft, or if I want to send it to a beta reader again. In any case, I’ll think about it over the next few months as I take a break from the Snake and his blood-filled world. In the meantime, I’ve got two short stories to edit, one to finish writing a first draft for, and two to research. Plus my good friend and fellow author Matthew Williams is almost done reading my science fiction novel Reborn City, which means I can get ready to send it to the copyright office.

All that can wait till tomorrow though. I plan on celebrating finishing the third draft with a marathon of Doctor Who and Torchwood. Good night and thanks for all the support!

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