I’m pretty pleased with this draft. Instead of cutting or combining anything, I ended up fleshing things out. Now it’s much stronger. It’s got better description, and stronger character moments.
I still have notes for several things I want to tweak before sending it to beta readers, but I don’t anticipate that taking too long. Some were new ideas that I got after I had passed that point in writing. Others were because I was taking too long to come up with a specific item or action, so I just noted it and moved on.
- Started September 23
- Finished October 9
- 4,196 words (135% size of v0)
- 9 scenes (100% size of v0)
- 6 research pages (new ones: Belgian palace, Belgian royalty)