I reached my goal on my birthday of getting to page 100 of the 3rd official rewrite/redraft/revision-call it what you will. It was fun to spend the whole day writing like it was my job ( I shall take this as a sign of what is to come this year-me spending my weekdays writing because it is my job). I get to do the actual birthday partying this this weekend. And best of all-Eva got me a whole box of my favorite vegan donuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And...I'm thinking about throwing throwing these 100 pages in the trash. My new prologue turned chapter one is maybe not the way to begin the book and not because it isn't good or somewhat great-it has my absolute favorite Lilliana line ever right now and it brilliantly inverts the ending and my favorite line also completely foreshadows the end. As far as literary concepts, foreshadowing is one of those things that rock my world and get me giddy and excited (hey-to each their own!). So I'm kind of reluctant to let it go-but I need to start the novel a certain way and I'm not sure how to use this as the lead in to what I want.
Perhaps there is a way to salvage this - I don't know. The prologue (pure prologue not a sneaky chapter one convert) I have now sort of combines elements from the original prologue along with its style, as well as a summary of I guess what you could call it's second prototype. The most recent one is prototype three. So I'm going to have to think this one through. Anyway this weekend I will begin the 4th major revision-apparently the third time was not the charm although it was fun while it lasted.