Current wordcount: 9,106 words.
After a two-week holiday, it was time to go back to work! And let me tell you, this first week of work was fairly busy on all counts, including the revising/rewriting of Untamed Voices.
I’ve come back from the holiday bouncing a few ideas in my mind and waiting to see if I could insert them into this text. Almost all of them concerned the world building and the way to give information to your reader without sounding like a history manual. Every fantasy writer has to deal with this particular topic. I’m sure you have already read tons of advice in this regard on the Web, but it won’t stop me from writing an article about it one of these days!
This week, I’ve mostly revised/rewritten my first chapters (yes, again!) thanks to the invaluable help of my CP (thanks again, Lucy!).
It gave me the opportunity to insert the ideas I had in mind, playing around with them and to consider the best way how to insert them. In the end, as for many things, it turned out the best way was the easiest one!
Revising what I’ve done until now, I also became aware that my word count was steadily increasing, which is both a good thing – every writer likes to see it going up – and a not so good one, since I’m only at the start of my story. Therefore, if I don’t want to give birth to another monster, I’m going to have to pay attention to it and monitoring it all chapter per chapter. Not going to be an easy task, folks…
In the meantime, let’s go for Chapter 4!