Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Friday Stats:

Written By: Tracy - Oct• 15•10

Words this week: 4,000 
Stories out: 1 (I need to work on that)

I finished typing the second draft of the novel.  The final word count came in at 74,000.  My goal was 80,000. After I add a couple of chapters from a short story that uses these characters, it will come in just over that goal. 

My next step will be a line edit where I kill all adverbs and those personal tics of mine that publishers hate.  Then I’ll send the story off to a friend to edit and hopefully find areas that are weak or where I can fix the ending, add about 20,000 more words to make this book an acceptable length for a publisher.

Thus goes the writing process.

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