Evelyn Chartres Author
Siamese Dreams

The End of the Twelfth Cycle

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

I have completed my twelfth review of the Grand. This review resulted in a 40% decrease in corrections when compared to the eleventh cycle. Siamese Dreams had the most substantial drop of 64%, while Penny Dreadful had a 25% increase. Overall, there were 91 corrections which averages 6 changes per chapter.

About 94% of the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle. This is the first cycle where the amount of changes are less than one per percent and the Mad Hatter’s Mirror averaged of 1,423 words between corrections.

Here is a summary for this cycle:

  • There was a 40% drop in corrections when compared to revision eleven;
  • 91 modifications for the entire work, the first time changes are less than one per percent;
  • 6 modifications per chapter;
  • Siamese Dreams had the most substantial drop at 64%;
  • Penny Dreadful increased by 25%; and
  • The Mad Hatter’s Mirror averaged 1,423 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 819 words between corrections. This improves on the 520 words per change seen in revision eleven; 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. Since there was no change from the previous revision, I expect there are 2 revisions left.

The End of the Seventh Cycle

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

I have completed my seventh review of the Grand. This review marked a 34% drop in corrections compared to revision five. The Cheshire Cats Grin had the most substantial drop of 73%, while Siamese Dreams doubled in changes. Overall there were 283 corrections and gives us an average of 17 changes per chapter.

For the most part this cycle saw a drop for all chapters, except for Siamese Dreams. As expected, this breaks the trend established in revision six.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • Overall a 34% drop in modifications when compared to revision six;
  • 283 modifications for the entire work. The first time revisions are under three digits;
  • 17 modifications per chapter;
  • The Cheshire Cats Grin had the most substantial drop at 73%; and
  • Siamese Dreams had a 100% increase in changes.

Like revision six, this revision has taken far less time than previous revisions and for the same reasons:

  • It takes far less time to run through the material;
  • There are far fewer errors to find with an average of 304 words between corrections. This improves on the 172 words per change seen in revision six; 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. If these trends hold, I expect there are at 3-4 revisions left.

My Sixth Review of Siamese Dreams

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I completed my sixth review of Siamese Dreams. This chapter follows the tale Morris Little, a travelling salesman who finds he is stuck on a woman with feline grace.

There were 16 modifications made to this 12 page chapter leading to an impressive 71% reduction in changes when compared with revision five.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have 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 Siamese Dreams

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I completed my fifth review of Siamese Dreams. This chapter follows the tale Morris Little, a travelling salesman who finds he is stuck on a woman with feline grace.

There were 56 modifications made to this 12 page chapter leading to a 45% reduction in changes when compared with revision four.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have 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 Siamese Dreams

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I have completed my fourth review of Siamese Dreams. This chapter follows the tale Morris Little, a travelling salesman who finds he is stuck on a woman with feline grace.

There were 101 modifications made to this 12 page chapter leading to a 37% reduction in changes when compared with revision three.

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