Hallelujah! The rewriting phase of The Dancing Queen is complete. All in all, it was 63 items of work. Mostly it was making minor changes here and there, like mentioning the sun going down. Many, however, were making minor changes everywhere, such as changing the names of characters. And, as the phase is named, many of the changes required rewriting parts of scenes or entire scenes as locations were moved, motivations changed, and relationships altered. Some of the changes were easy, but some of them were difficult. In the end, it took a lot longer than I expected, mostly because I wrote the first draft largely by the seat of my pants and the first parts of the story didn’t jive with the latter parts. Finally, though, the story should be coherent from cover to cover. Next will be the line edit phase, which will take a good chunk of time, but hopefully not more than a week, and it should be quick to publication after that. First, though, I’m going to celebrate a little tonight.
If you would like to be a beta reader for The Dancing Queen, now would be a good time to send me an e-mail.