On May 25, 2013, I began writing the first draft of the Ravynwyng Chronicles.Universe.
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
September 19, 2015
All I can say is Writers World Boot Camp is the greatest thing around. Thanks to excellent advice from Lara Lalalynn and Randall Andrews of Writers World, I’ve made a great deal of progress in my editing.
After editing chapters 1-40, I’ve brought the total word count down to 109,812 in Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe Volume 1: The Beginning. 45 chapters left to edit.