Another Sunday RoW80 check-in has sneaked up on me yet again, but I’m fairly okay with it, because it’s a post that requires a celebration. Another one of my goals for this round has been knocked out cold! Serpent in a Cage Version 3.5 is officially transcribed! The document is saved in both my Google drive and Microsoft Word and ready to be all spruced up. Part of it is already pretty amazing, if I do say so myself, but the majority of it needs some major facelifting. Still, it’s the best version of the book I’ve pulled off so far, and it’s only likely to get better from here. It’s not a top priority, and probably won’t be until The Slayer Saga concludes in 2016, but it’s always good to be improving it bit by bit. That way, when I am finally ready to send it out, I know I’ve taken lots of time improving it and making it as good as it could be.
Of course, the last time I finished Serpent in a Cage (Version 2.0), I got halfway through transcribing it before I realized it needed (another) entire revision. So at least I got further with the third version, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I started Version 4.0 in a few weeks. I hope not, but I wouldn’t be surprised. Ahem.
I haven’t decided whether or not I want to jump right into editing it, poking and prodding and trying to improve it, or if I want to let it sit for a while before going back. This round is almost over, so maybe I’ll just take it easy and focus on the other two goals, my short stories and the rough draft for Soulless‘s sequel. They have been neglected a little recently, so perhaps it’s just time to shift gears.
So how are you all doing as we head toward the end of the round? Have you knocked out any of your goals. I’m definitely pleased over the fact that I’ve managed to get two out from under my belt, but there’s always more around the corner. Don’t forget to check out my fellow RoWers here and support them, too!