Writing Update: Polishing

During the past two weeks, I have continued my line edit of Draft 5 to polish at the sentence level. This part of the process has been a lot of fun, especially because I prefer to make notes for sentence-level revisions by hand, so I’ve gotten the chance to re-familiarize myself with all the copyeditor’s marks I learned in the editing minor at BYU. Maybe it’s dorky that I find that fun, but whatever.

It’s been difficult to find the time to write because my maternity leave ended last week and I went back to work part-time, so between working and taking care of my son, there isn’t a lot of downtime. It’s mostly just sneaking in 5 minutes here and there, so work on this draft has been slower than I’d like. But I know I’m not the only writer who has to do it this way.

The PDF I’m editing is 199 pages. I’ll use that to track my progress through this draft, since I won’t be able to see my MS wordcount until I’ve made all the edits in Scrivener.

Draft progress so far: page 132 of 199