So I’ve now received feedback from most of the alpha readers. I have a list of about forty things to change or keep in mind while rewriting and editing. During my preparation to start rewriting and editing, I found a blog with this list of common writing mistakes. I am reposting the list here as I will be keeping all these points in mind as I rewrite and edit.
Well tomorrow I will start annoying my alpha readers to start sending in their questionnaires if they haven’t already. Guess I’ll find out what the people think.
Well my vacation from my novel continues until the fifteenth of May but I am using my free time in a useful manner. I finally managed to get my driver’s license here in China.
Did I say out by Sunday? I meant Tuesday. Got the alpha out by Tuesday last week and I’ve been relaxing since then.
Well my first draft went out on Tuesday. I have sent it out to six different people. I am ignoring my novel for the moment until May 15th.
Well the time is fast approaching for me to actually hand out the first draft to my alpha readers. I have to say I am getting nervous about it.
So I’ve managed to get through all the chapters except for the last two. The remaining ones should go pretty quick as they were already written in chapter format.
So the big news is that I passed my driving license road test on Thursday. Had to take the day off from work but it was definitely worth it.
Despite saying I would take a week off from writing, I have in fact started work on the rewrite for my first chapter.
The big news this week is that I’ve finished the first draft of my novel. No time to sit back though as rewrites are looming already.