9 Days to Rewrite 9 Chapters

I’m giving myself until the ninth to finish up a new draft of House of Cabal Volume Two: Estate. Just like House of Cabal Volume One: Eden, this book also has nine chapters.

This rewrite involves expanding description I skimped on in earlier drafts, clarifying unintentional vagueness, rewording sentences that could be confusing, and reading the dialogue to make sure it sounds natural and right for each character, all this among other general fixes to any errors I find.

I will also be improving the rhythm and flow of the prose, but that won’t be the focus of this draft, as the prose will still be changing too much in the editing process after this draft is complete.

Current draft status: The first two chapters are mostly done, and another four or five are in good shape, but the last few might need substantial work.


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2 responses to “9 Days to Rewrite 9 Chapters”

  1. Matt Randles says :

    Good luck! My rewrites often turn into far more work than anticipated. Whole scenes coming and going… characters changing… whole aspects of the world needing rethinking… But again: hope it goes well. Good job setting a goal.

    • wesleymccraw says :

      I’ve been rewriting this for more than a decade, so everything is in place at this point. It’s more of finalizing the text, making it sound good, before I send it off to my copy editor at the end of the month. I could never normally rewrite a book in 9 days. Thanks for the well wishes!

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