The non-writing life has been busy this week; lots of after-school obligations and a side gig playing in the orchestra for a community theater production meant virtually no downtime, so it was slow on the noveling front. I did manage to finish typing in my handwritten revisions for the One Pass Revision.
Having finished, I’m now reading through one more time, effectively making it a three pass revision. I’m not sure this is a failing of Holly’s method so much as it was that I was excited and moved quickly through the manuscript. She did say that if you felt that way, you weren’t hard enough on it before. I’m glad I did go back through, however, because I’ve found some very minor continuity errors I still didn’t catch on the One Pass.
In any case, I’m now beginning the query process all over again. While I had previously queried THE IMMORTAL CODEX, and of course am still hopeful for some good news on that front, I’m going to set it aside while I try my luck with THE OPEN DOOR. It’s a little more accessible, and honestly, a better book in my opinion. And once I begin that…it’s on to a new project!by