Budgie’s Journal #40 – Final Drafting

It’s official. I’ve began the final draft of Freedom Lane da’ Movie 2 in Space this morning. Granted, it was only the prologue, and it was a short one at that.

I have a new method for doing this, and I’ve incorporated this method while editing the episodes of Freedom Lane that are currently airing (being posted) on my site every Tuesday night as part of season 11. I let Siri read aloud while I read visually. Sometimes my ear catches a typo my eyes do not see. It takes slightly longer to edit this way, but the results are better than reading alone. 

It feels good to begin the second to last phase of this project, the final phase being formatting and publishing. I don’t have an exact date set in stone, but I’m thinking first week of July. This book is nearly forty-thousand words, doubling the first Freedom Lane movie. But it’s also three times more exciting.

So I have some work to do. The summer of editing shall continue! Once this is done, I’ll jump right into the second draft of Blood Drive, followed by some second and final drafting of the twelve short stories to appear in Dusk volume 2.

And in between I’ll work in the two comedies I plan on releasing in early 2018… But I’ll save that for another post.

-Budgie Bigelow
6/20/17

P.S.

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, I’ll be meeting fans and signing autographs on July 15th at the Vagabond Saints shop in Hamilton Ontario. More details on this coming soon.

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