Well, this is the day I should be going to class, but I am not, because the community college was closed, and rightly so.
I submitted my chapter via email, and supposedly people will be reviewing it and commenting on it. I’m not really sure if it will happen. I commented on one person’s submission. Somehow she thought I was the instructor commenting, which is awkward, and I don’t really know her well enough to correct her.
At any rate, this chapter was a revision of the second half of Jerry’s chapter about the oil well breakthrough. Again, it took eight hours, but I ended up with 12 pages this time. And once again, the revision parts took far longer than the invention parts. I must not be accustomed to revision. Observe the blog. (Waves around generally.)
I added scenes to make Joe’s lack of emotional self-control more of an issue, and an exchange to add his backstory. I re-read it this morning and it needs many more tweaks.
The scary thought is that I’ve written forty pages, which amounts to ten percent of a short book. It seems 8 hours = 10 pages, so 80 days at 1 hour a day = 100 pages, times 4 = 320 days. Well, actually, that doesn’t seem so bad. And then I would have a first draft. Well, hobbies usually last me at least a year.