The end of the week, and I’ve ended up with 87,150 words at the end of this 2nd rewrite. I’ve spent a fair amount of the time available in moulding passages originally created for the pov’s of 4 antagonists so that each is consistent. It’s difficult to get into the mind-set of evil people, so this has been a hard week for me. But the bulk of that is now done and I can concentrate on the other narrators, ensuring their individual pieces are similarly consistent. This will entail a thorough examination of around 82,000 words, checking that the ‘voice’ of each of my narrators remains true to character. So, that’s my next task. See where I am by this time next week.
If you’re a writer, I hope you’re having similar success. If you’re a reader, I hope I’m increasing your interest in the book. Let me know.