Evelyn Chartres Author
Immortal

The End of the Fourteenth Cycle

Even Things That Go Bump in the Night Need a Place to Unwind

I have completed my fourteenth review of the Grand. This review resulted in a 42% decrease in corrections when compared to the thirteenth cycle. Ethereal Nights had the most substantial drop of 88%, while Penny Dreadful increased by the 400%. Overall, there were 45 corrections which averages 3 changes per chapter.

About half the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle. Of note, One Flight Over averaged of 4,452 words between corrections. Here is a summary for this cycle:

  • There was a 42% drop in corrections when compared to revision thirteen;
  • 45 modifications for the entire work;
  • 3 modifications per chapter;
  • Ethereal Nights had the most substantial drop at 88%;
  • Penny Dreadful increased by 400%; and
  • One Flight Over averaged 4,452 words between corrections.

These revision took far less time than revisions prior to seven and for the following reasons:

  • It takes far less time to run through the material;
  • There are far fewer errors to find with an average of 1,951 words between corrections. This improves on the 1,209 words per change seen in revision twelve and is the first above a thousand; and
  • Changes implemented are minor in scope.

This is effectively makes this revision my last. I have handed the work over to a copy editor and will include those changes in what would be officially known as the fifteenth revision. Also, since revision zero was my first revision the grand total would be sixteen total revisions to get this novel ready!

The End of the Thirteenth Cycle

Even Things That Go Bump in the Night Need a Place to Unwind

I have completed my thirteenth review of the Grand. This review resulted in a 15% decrease in corrections when compared to the twelfth cycle. Journey Through the River of Belief had the most substantial drop of 50%, while Old Soul increased by the same amount. Overall, there were 77 corrections which averages 5 changes per chapter.

About half the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle. Of note Penny Dreadful averaged of 4,292 words between corrections. Here is a summary for this cycle:

  • There was a 15% drop in corrections when compared to revision twelve;
  • 77 modifications for the entire work;
  • 5 modifications per chapter;
  • Journey Through the River of Belief had the most substantial drop at 50%;
  • Old Soul increased by 50%; and
  • Penny Dreadful averaged 4,292 words between corrections.

These revision took far less time than revisions prior to seven and for the following reasons:

  • It takes far less time to run through the material;
  • There are far fewer errors to find with an average of 1,209 words between corrections. This improves on the 819 words per change seen in revision twelve and is the first above a thousand; and
  • Changes implemented are minor in scope.

I expect to keep pushing through these revisions until the total amount of corrections drop well below 50 for the manuscript. So as it stands, I expect there is one revision left.

My Sixth Review of Old Soul

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I have completed my sixth review of Old Soul. This story explores the concept of an immortal who discovers there are eventual ramifications to their actions. In this chapter, John also makes a macabre discovery when introduced to something from Edgar Allen Poe.

There were 29 modifications made to this 10 page chapter leading to a 28% reduction in changes when compared with revision five.

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

My Fifth Review of Old Soul

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I have completed my fifth review of Old Soul. This story explores the concept of an immortal who discovers there are eventual ramifications to their actions. In this chapter, John also makes a macabre discovery when introduced to something from Edgar Allen Poe.

There were 40 modifications made to this 10 page chapter leading to a 41% reduction in changes when compared with revision four.

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

Yet Another Revision of Old Soul

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I have completed my fourth review of Old Soul. This story explores the concept of an immortal who discovers there are eventual ramifications to their actions. In this chapter, John also makes a macabre discovery when introduced to something from Edgar Allen Poe.

There were 68 modifications made to this 10 page chapter leading to a 50% reduction in changes when compared with revision three.

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