Since Revision 3 was completed on 22 Jan 2018, three more revisions were completed for the Van Helsing Paradox. These revisions all aimed at improving the overall readability of the manuscript.Of note there were 1827 revisions and a averaged 38 words between corrections for Revision 3. This followed the trends noted during my review of the Grand and that remains true with this project. The particulars of the cycles are as follows:
Revisions – 928
Revisions per Word – 70
Revisions – 825
Revisions per Word – 78
Revisions – 788
Revisions per Word – 147
The Revisions per Word metric is the most telling, every additional revision leads to fewer corrections to make. While corrections do tend to be grouped together in the manuscript, I can now read pages at a time without making any notes. This trend is expected to continue until the Revisions to make number under 100. That’s normally my cue to send it off to my editor for polish prior to release.
Even Things That Go Bump in the Night Need a Place to Unwind
I have completed my sixth review of the Grand. This review marked a 53% drop in corrections compared to revision five. The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt had the most substantial drop of 69%, while Ethereal Nights had least at 24%.Overall there were 431 corrections that gives us an average of 26 changes per chapter. Overall this cycle saw a drop in changes for every chapter, although I do not expect this to be a trend.
Here is a summary of the cycle:
Overall a 53% drop in modifications when compared to revision five;
431 modifications for the entire work. The first time revisions are under three digits;
I completed my fifth review of Chariots of Thunder. This story revolves around a motorcycle stunt driver who was taken after a crash involving the Wall of Death. Explore just what patrons of the Grand will do to keep themselves occupied!
There were 34 modifications made to this 14 page chapter leading to a 35% reduction 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.