Writing in Public: Day 26, Month 02

The second revision (Or third rewrite, however you want to call it) of “The Rabbits of Forest Warren” is complete! The rough draft was around 2,050 words, the first revision about 4,146 words, and this most recent rewrite came in at around 5,314 words. I am going to do my best to shave this down to about 4,500 words before I send it off to Spark, but I’m thinking it’ll end up around 5,000 words total. There are some areas that can definitely be trimmed of detail and dialogue, but there are a couple of other areas that need a bit more exposition. So, we’ll see how the sets of deletions and insertions average out in the end.

Regardless, it’s been a fun thing to write. Fables aren’t what I normally dabble in, and I have no idea how well this will fit the bill. The requirements were it needed to feature animal characters and have a strong moral message, and it has both.

  • Nonfiction: 187
  • Planning and outlining: 000
  • Short Fiction: 4,478
  • Novel Fiction: 000
  • Salable words: 000

Total Fiction for Month: 61,617

Total Salable for Month: 13,940

Total Fiction for Challenge Year: 111,840

Total Salable for Challenge Year: 24,884


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