I’m officially OVER halfway through my book revisions. While the first half of the book felt like pushing a boulder up a mountain, the second half seems to be like trying to catch the boulder as it rolls down the hill on the other side. I know it’s finally at the end stretch, but I also feel a bit out of control.
The plot hit its midpoint and that means everything is ramping up plot-wise. There’s something about seeing the end in sight that just makes you move faster on a project. My previous 400-word writing sessions are now more like 1200. This isn’t because I’m changing less; I’m changing more. It’s more likely because everything has been set up in a way that feels authentic. Now it’s about revealing the secrets held close to the chest for half the book, enacting the plans to overcome the challenges, and most importantly knowing the characters so well that they can almost act for themselves.
I made myself a new revision milestone map after passing halfway. It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come in the last 6 months. I really don’t want the second half to take 6 months to revise.
No matter if this streak of productivity lasts, I know I’ve already written so much more than I had been and am on a good path.