Evelyn Chartres Author
One Small Step

The End of the Eleventh Cycle

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

I have completed my eleventh review of the Grand. This review resulted in a 13% decrease in corrections when compared to the tenth cycle. One Small Step had the most substantial drop of 40%, while Journey Through the River of Belief had a 29% increase. Overall, there were 151 corrections and gives us an average of 9 changes per chapter.

About 56% of the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle.  Penny Dreadful is the first chapter to have an average of 1,073 words between corrections.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • There was a 13% drop in corrections when compared to revision ten;
  • 151 modifications for the entire work;
  • 9 modifications per chapter;
  • One Small Step had the most substantial drop at 40%; and
  • Journey Through the River of Belief had a 29% increase in changes.

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 520 words between corrections. This improves on the 432 words per change seen in revision nine; and
  • Changes implemented are minor in scope.

I expect to keep pushing through these revisions until the total amount of corrections drop well below 25 for the manuscript. Since there was no change from the previous revision, I expect there are 1 to 3 revisions left.

My Sixth Review of One Small Step

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I have completed my sixth review of One Small Step. This chapter sets the mood for the Grand. This is a story which revolves around the staff doing damage control after a maid ends up in the forbidden wing of the hotel.

There were 16 modifications made to this 6 page chapter leading to an impressive 64% reduction in changes when compared to revision five.

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My Fifth Review of One Small Step

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I have completed my fifth review of One Small Step. This chapter sets the mood for the Grand. The story revolves around the staff doing damage control after a maid ends up in the forbidden wing of the hotel.

There were 45 modifications made to this 6 page chapter leading to a 13% reduction in changes when compared to 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 One Small Step

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I have completed my fourth review of One Small Step. This chapter sets the mood for the Grand. The story revolves around the staff doing damage control after a maid ends up in the forbidden wing of the hotel.

There 52 modifications made to this 6 page chapter leading to an impressive 56% reduction in changes when compared to 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.

Another Revision of One Small Step

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I have completed my third review of One Small Step. This chapter sets the mood for The Grand.  The story revolves around the staff doing damage control after a maid ends up in the forbidden wing of the hotel.

There 111 modifications made to this 6 page chapter leading to a 45% reduction in changes when compared to revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

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.