Evelyn Chartres Author
Into the Fire

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.

My Sixth Review of Into the Fire

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I completed my sixth review of Into the Fire. In this chapter, a chambermaid’s car breaks down on her way back home. What could possibly go wrong once the sun sets?

There were 20 modifications made to this 7 page chapter leading to a 38% 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 Into the Fire

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I completed my fifth review of Into the Fire. In this chapter, a chambermaid’s car breaks down on her way back home. What could possibly go wrong once the sun sets?

There were 32 modifications made to this 7 page chapter leading to an 18% 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 Review of Into the Fire

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I have completed my fourth review of Into the Fire. In this chapter, a chambermaid’s car breaks down on her way back home. What could possibly go wrong once the sun sets?

There were 96 modifications made to this 7 page chapter leading to an impressive 59% reduction in changes when compared with revision three.

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Another Review of Into the Fire

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I have completed my third review of Into the Fire. In this chapter, a chambermaid’s car breaks down on her way back home. What could possibly go wrong once the sun sets?

There were 96 modifications made to this 8 page chapter leading to an impressive 55% reduction in changes when compared with 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 have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.