Revisions are coming along nicely. When I started this round, my word count hovered around 87,000 words. Over the last month I cut down to 84,000. Now I've reached the point that I am adding a few things for clarification or to tie down dangling plot lines. (Luckily only 2 of those that I know of). I've crept back up to 85,000 and think I'll stay pretty close to this area. I'm deep into chapter 23, rushing towards the climax. These chapters are quite long and I'm wondering if I need to break them up some more.
All in all, I feel like I have made a lot of progress since February. Some days I work on it a lot, other days not at all. I'm still in love with my idea and my characters. I can look at the old version, compare it to the new version and feel the success from hard work and perseverance. I'm getting really excited. Really excited, which scares me. So, to keep me grounded, here's a song that I relate to this writing experience.
1st Verse, catching the writing disease as it sneaks up on us and takes us prisoner. We accept it and then make a commitment: