Writing and Editing Update February 15, 2015

On May 25, 2013, I began writing the first draft of the Ravynwyng Chronicles.

On September 24, 2013, I finished the first draft, which topped out at 287,777 words.

I was advised to split it into two volumes easy enough.

Volume 1: The Beginning topped out at 151,699 words, and volume 2: Discovery topped out at 136,078 words.

I ran volume 1 through the Hemingway App and cut it down to 149,477 words. Then the real editing began. Doing a line-by-line edit, along with search and destroy words, I brought the word count down to 122,457.

Now during the current rewriting and editing the word count has dropped to 117,841 words.

I still have another 25 chapters to put through the rewriting and editing, but I am very pleased with how this is turning out.

And to think, I get to put volume 2 through the same process.

Volume 3: Truth already has the first 20 pages written.

I plan to self publish this trilogy to keep total control of my work. I even managed to write two short stories and a novelette, which are spin-offs of the Ravynwyng Chronicles.

Once this trilogy is finished, I will concentrate my full attention on another trilogy I am working on: The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures. Volume 1 I have already written 16k words, and have the ending written.

If you haven’t guessed, I like to keep busy. I also have the rough drafts of volumes one through three written for a fantasy trilogy called Guardian Blades.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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2 Responses to Writing and Editing Update February 15, 2015

  1. Holy shitzu! 287,777?! Wowzie You Rock! 🙂 🙂 Life Is Short. Love One Another

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