Although not as much when I actually start them as when I’m dragging my feet avoiding them.
Anyway, finally started making real progress on this latest revision this weekend. Finally. The weather was helpfully dismal all weekend, a big advantage.
So far I’ve speeded up the first chapter, moved the announcement of the Tamaristan invasion up into the very first scene, cut the first bit of the second chapter and tentatively made it into a (short!) prologue . . . if I leave it there, I guess I will have to quit claiming to hate all prologues on principle . . . the best post about prologues I know of is here.
So I guess at least I can still claim to hate BAD prologues, even if I actually use another one myself.
Also! I a keen little epiphany about how to make a tiny little change that totally explains why the Kieba choses Erest as her student. Hah!
Meanwhile, lots of detail work and streamlining. I’m TRYING to cut the third chapter, but you know what? That is not easy to do.
Hopefully I’ll still get it all done by December 1st. Even though this is a short month and contains Thanksgiving.
It’s certainly easier than joining in with NaNoWriMo, anyway.