Evelyn Chartres Author

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.

The End of the Tenth Cycle

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

I have completed my tenth review of the Grand. This review resulted in a 17% decrease in corrections when compared to the ninth cycle. Penny Dreadful had the most substantial drop of 46%, while the Man and the Sea doubled. Overall, there were 173 corrections and gives us an average of 11 changes per chapter.

About 63% of the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle. This revision cycle is the first to fall below 200 corrections overall.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • There was a 17% drop in corrections when compared to revisions eight and nine;
  • 173 modifications for the entire work;
  • 11 modifications per chapter;
  • Penny Dreadful had the most substantial drop at 46%; and
  • The Man and the Sea had a 200% 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 432 words between corrections. This improves on the 424 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.

The End of the Nineth Cycle

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

I have completed my ninth review of the Grand. This review showed no decrease in corrections when compared to revision eight. The Cheshire Cats Grin had the most substantial drop of 62%, while the Van Helsing Paradox increased by 63%. Overall, there were 207 corrections and gives us an average of 17 changes per chapter.

About 20% of the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle. This revision cycle is unique in that there was no drop in corrections, although changes varied greatly from chapter to chapter.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • Overall was no drop in modifications when compared to revision eight;
  • 207 modifications for the entire work;
  • 17 modifications per chapter;
  • The Cheshire Cats Grin had the most substantial drop at 62%; and
  • The Van Helsing Paradox had a 63% increase in changes.

These revision took 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 424 words between corrections. This improves on the 371 words per change seen in revision eight; 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 2-3 revisions left.

The End of the Eighth Cycle

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

I have completed my eighth review of the Grand. This review marked a 27% drop in corrections when compared to revision seven. Into the Fire had the most substantial drop of 71%, while changes to The Cheshire Cats Grin increased by 333%. Overall, there were 207 corrections and gives us an average of 17 changes per chapter.

About 20% of the chapters saw a drop in changes during this cycle. The Cheshire Cats Grin saw the greatest increase, in stark contrast to the last revision where it saw the greatest decrease.

Here is a summary of the cycle:

  • Overall a 27% drop in modifications when compared to revision seven;
  • 207 modifications for the entire work. The first time revisions are under three digits;
  • 17 modifications per chapter;
  • Into the Fire had the most substantial drop at 71%; and
  • The Cheshire Cats Grin had a 333% increase in changes.

Like last couple of revisions, this revision took 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 371 words between corrections. This improves on the 307 words per change seen in revision seven; 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 2-3 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.