I have finished the second draft - yay!
I didn't think I was ever going to get there. I think it still needs another draft (with not so much work this time) in the new year but I'm one step closer and it feels good
I do feel a bit of a fool though as I assumed 'editing' it would mean a spellcheck and some tweaking. Ok, quite a bit of tweaking but not nearly as much tweaking as I ended up with.
The first draft was 78, 989 words.
I've cut 50, 879 words (I really can write pap)
And ended up with a 90, 426 word second draft.
So a lot of work has gone into this draft! I'm suddenly feeling exhausted...