All the King’s Women’s still unfinished. I’m working on the revision. It’s taking so much more time than I expected. Probably because I was stooopid and gave myself less than one month to wrap up the revision (don’t do this!).
The 1st draft came out strong, and it has all the plot elements, etc. I need. The thing I need to do now is focusing on smoothing things out, adding key elements such as body language, vocal cues, world-building details, etc. without boring readers. So sometimes it takes me days to go through a chapter and make all the changes on the hard copy, then implement them on my soft copy. When I do the latter, I go over my notes again and make sure they still make sense. (Sometimes I think of something even better than my original notes. :) )
Agent hasn’t seen any of the drafts. I haven’t sent her anything except my old synopsis. I want to make the manuscript as clean as possible before I send it to her, mostly because I feel very embarrassed when people read my early drafts. But another reason is that I don’t want her to feel “burned out” from reading one too many drafts. I get fatigued when I read multiple versions of the same story. I noticed this when I was in a crit group, and this was one of the reasons why I told people I don’t read 1st drafts. I’m assuming that other people feel the same way, and if I’m wrong to assume so, er…do let me know. LOL.