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    Finished First Manuscript Revision

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by TDFuhringer, Jul 3, 2015.

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    Finally finished my first ever, full rewrite of my first novel-length manuscript. Just wanted to celebrate. And say hi to all the good people here I've missed while working hard these past many months.

    I have a good feeling about this year. I can see myself querying an agent after another two revisions. :D
     
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    :agreed:

    It looks good from here. :supercool:
     
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    This is neat. Don't tell me you wrote it on a typewriter... :p
     
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    Thank you @GingerCoffee

    No @Aaron Smith , I wrote it on my Alienware laptop. I just printed it to loo like it it was done on a typewriter ;)
     
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    Congratulations! You've gotten a lot farther than many people do!
     
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    Congrats! I think this moment needs a cake, preferably one shaped like a book.
     
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    Thank you @BayView !

    @Victoria Griffin I like your style. You are so invited to the launch party.
     
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    Congrats! :agreed:
    Looks good - are you going to make edits on your printed out version?
     
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    Congratulation!!!

    It's hard work doing a full re-write (I've already had to do two on my own novel). Polishing a novel is really hard work and takes a lot of patience.

    Be sure to be getting alpha and beta readers! Trust me, it'll save you in the editing process to have a second set of eyes.
     
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    Yes! I'll bring sugar and streamers.
     
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    Not this time. During this process I found I do better if I make notes into a word file and then use those when rewriting to help. I have three files open now when I work. Notes, current draft, previous draft.

    The paper copy is for purposes of Awesome.
     
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    Hey, TD, great news! Congratulations!
     
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    Awesome! It must feel good to have all those pages in your hands.
     
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    Nothing like that feeling of 'having written.' Congratulations! Enjoy.
     
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    Congrats, give yourself a well deserved pat on the back. As a matter of interest just how many pages is that?
     
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    Thank you @Krispee and @BookLover !

    @Krispee that's 490 pages, 91,500 words.

    @EdFromNY and @jannert I have missed you guys very much. How have you been? :)
     
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    Been doing well, thanks. I just retired, and am focusing my efforts on trying to get Rosa's Secret published. I've also been casting about for my next project and I have a pretty good idea of what it's going to be.
     
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    I'm still kicking. Not quite as productive as Ed, but getting there. Formatting my novel for Kindle publication, but lots of other stuff is getting in the way at the moment. I'll be glad to have the freedom to get back to it.
     
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    I'm going to be replacing my desktop with a laptop and I'm wondering how you like writing with an Alienware. I tried one out and it was easier to type on than most. But since I found out about the MSI GT80 (which is way expensive) I'm drooling over its Cherry MX Brown keyboard. Trouble is, I can't find one to try out before buying. My wife says I should just go for the Alienware and if it doesn't work out, I can just carry around the USB Cherry keyboard I already have.

    So, what's your take? Do you find the Alienware keyboard less error prone than other laptops? Or do you use a peripheral USB keyboard instead?
     
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    Oh! I forgot to say: Congratulations! I went through a similar experience this year, so I know how tough it can be. I did a page-one rewrite of my novel after realizing it needed a lot more structure and it is daunting. Did I put enough emphasis on that? :)

    You deserve a hearty pat on the back, TDFuhringer.
     
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    I haven't noticed any errors with my Alienware. Though I should point out that I have a fully-loaded Alienware M18X, which in it's day was considered the best gaming laptop in the world. I got it 4.5 years ago and it STILL exceeds the system requirements for most software and games.

    And the beautiful green and black light-up keyboard still works perfectly despite my pounding several million words on it. :D
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the info, THFuhringer.
     
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    Congrats! Let us know if you get picked up! Good luck!
     
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