Went to the store and got more dividers. After I printed up my novel, I took the dividers to separate the chapters. Total chapter count is 19. Word count I believe is around 53,000 words and counting. I realized the last part of the book is barely done. Most chapters are 1-2 pages and are first to second drafts. This is where I plan to start my reversions. I know this area needs the most work and will get me the larger word count I want to see happen. Also I plan to read my novel and pen in some ideas of where descriptions of my main characters can go in so it’s more blocked out. I trend to write with little description of my main characters except where the story lends it. I found from a few family members reading it and a good chat with friends that this isn’t the best way for readers to gain information. It feels better as a writer to not block it out but for the reader I plan to block out some descriptions as to make them feel better when reading it.
There is one scene I added in the last section which I am debating about changing in the draft process. I added a more dark turn to the vampires and haven’t felt good about it. Though my vampires have a dark side, I’m not sure they would do what I put in the book. It felt unneccessary after writing it and I haven’t figured out how to fix it yet. I want something there but maybe not what it ended up.
On that, back to writing and drafts. Here’s to hoping I can keep my need to write long enough to finish this darn thing. 🙂 Or at least finish my short story to use as a start in the format it to amazon’s kindle moment. 🙂