Into the Forest Shadows
On a world of valuable giant trees and intelligent animals, a red-cloaked headstrong teen struggles to save her family from a planetary conspiracy awaiting her at Grandmother’s house.
The above 2009 NaNoWriMo book was the novel I used to go through Holly Lisle’s “How to Revise Your Novel” class. The class started on December 1st of 2009 and finished in April. Only now have I finished one of the final stages, and that was to type in all the changes I marked up on the printed-out manuscript.
The original first draft: 81877 words
Revised draft: 79855 words
Considering I had several new scenes and no cut scenes, I’m surprised the word count didn’t go up. But, there you go. I was snipping a word here and a sentence there. Every so often a portion of a page. It all added up.
Hehe, or deleted up.
Whew, what a lot of work, but definitely worth it! I’m really happy with the way the story came out. Now to format it into chapters and prepare it for the beta-readers, who will then rip it to shreds. 😀