So here’s another non-updatey update.
I’ve restarted Breed of Discovery about 6,259 times in the last 3 years. I’m exaggerating, obviously, but I’ve legitimately started over at least two dozen times *cough* more *cough* because something wasn’t right. The pic below? That showcases three folders of drafts I’ve accumulated, and there are a few more just like those.
And the next pic explains why I can’t give a solid, “I’m at X chapter” or “I have X words” updates.
Those are just some of the yet-to-be-added scenes from a few different drafts (I didn’t have the energy to go through them all for this post, sorry!). Most are completely written scenes. Some of them will stay, some will turn into deleted scenes, some will be worked into the next book. And now, because of how many drafts I have, some may be completely redundant. Until I’m to the places where those scenes should go, I won’t know for sure which category they fall under.
If you’ve asked or wondered why I can’t give a straight answer, that’s why. I don’t know if I have 50,000 words of scenes to add or, say, 20,000 words–and that’s a big difference. That’s why I can’t give estimated dates and why I haven’t updated my tracker, because I honestly don’t know.
If you’ve ever read my blog or follow me on Facebook, then you probably know I hate delivering anything that isn’t good news. And I know none of this sounds particularly promising, but I’m feeling good with my current progress. I’m further with this draft than any other and I’m feeling a lot better with how the story is progressing (meaning, I think I’m on the right track or can easilyish fix it if I’m not).
So, don’t lose hope yet! I can finally see light at the end of this crazylong tunnel!
P.S. Sorry about the blurring. After so many drafts I started getting…imaginative with draft names. As for the scenes, that’s probably obvious. There be Huge Spoilers! And we can’t have that, can we? 😉