I dunno. Somehow, it just seems right that the header is in caps, you know? It’s a fairly momentous occasion around here. Not that I haven’t ever revised before. Not even that I haven’t ever revised THIS novel before. It’s more because there is a lot to be done to this story to make it (hopefully) saleable, I have a plan mostly in place, and after putting it off for a couple weeks, the Great Revision has begun.
Barely, mind you. One of the things that my critters pointed out was that a lot of my characters seemed to have names with a long *a* sound in the first syllable. That’s a little embarrassing because I spent a lot of time making sure that first letters were different. But indeed, I had Cae and Treyan, the main characters, followed by Ramon (sometimes known as Ray) and Jade and Aram. That is who those people are; I’ve known them for two years. However, the latter three got identity upgrades today: Ryn, Jocasta, and Effrem. It’s gonna be a challenge. They are who they are. It will take more than Find and Replace to really change them.
The first scene has had an upgrade. I think I covered everything on my list for this scene. My goal is to revise three chapters this week and at the moment I have no idea if that is reasonable. A fair slice of the second chapter will require extensive work. However, life without goals is kinda pointless, pun intended. So we’ll see how it goes.