Evelyn Chartres Author
Revisions – Page 20

Revising Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful available on:
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I have completed my second review of Penny Dreadful. This chapter introduces John Cabot to the valley, town and some of the local lore. The story focuses on The Diary of Frederick Samuels and takes place 30 years prior to the bulk of The Grand‘s stories.

There were 323 modifications made to this 10 page chapter. The bulk of the changes were centered on the use of formal language to the The Diary of Frederick Samuels.  Seeing as the author of this diary would be of priviledged upbriging and be influced by Victorian literature  the changes felt right.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.

Revising the Man and the Sea

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The Man and the Sea available on:
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I have completed my second review of The Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of The Grand‘s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There 62 modifications made to this 2 page chapter.  Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition.  Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.

Once More Unto the Breach

The_Grand_Bravo_SeriesI just began my second review of The Grand.  This is another intensive review of the project and this time, I aim to keep better records on the amount of edits and reviews done.

So far, the Synopsis (33) and my Prologue – One Small Step (207) has been completed, resulting in 240 modifications.  In time, I will get a better feel for this edit and figure out how drastic this revision will be when compared to the last.  Updates were made on both Google Docs and Wattpad. The Google Docs version allows for comments and revisions; so please make use of this capability.

A Brief Reprieve

In the week since the initial review of The Grand Project was completed, I finished reading The Martian and caught up on some television.  In other words, I have spare cycles until the review process begins anew.

My review began on 16 August 15 and was finished 14 January 16.  This process took six months to accomplish and 4039 corrections were logged.  This means there were 1132 additional corrections made after the 71% mark was noted in Slow and Steady on 17 November 15.

At that time, there were 41 modifications done for each percent of the manuscript reviewed.  The last 29% saw that number drop to 39 corrections while the global average settled in at 40 corrections.  Overall, the number remained consistent and that is not a bad thing.

If my progress on The Grand Project follows a similar path to the The Portrait then I expect numbers to drop for the next revision.  My final review of The Portrait yielded less than 50 changes for the entire manuscript.

During my next review process, I will keep statistics for every chapter.  That should yield some very interesting results!  For now, there are a few more readings on my to-do list to accomplish before I start again!

The Ghoul Hunter’s Review

Ghoul Hunters, a coda to The Grand Project has been revised and updated on both Google Docs and Wattpad.  This is the first major revision of this chapter since they were consolidated into one work for an overall review.  The Google Docs version allows for both comments and change proposals so readers are encouraged to use these capabilities.

The Grand is a Gothic Horror novel with a Grand Hotel as a backdrop during the Roaring Twenties and focuses on victims of the hotel’s guests.  Ever wondered what would happen in a hotel that caters to Things That Go Bump in the Night?