So I finally (finally) reached page 100 of the third draft of the second incarnation of the Keegan Inheritance. Which isn’t about an inheritance anymore, but anyway…
Page 100 in this draft was page 22 in the second draft. I added four new chapters in the beginning, to round out my protagonist’s arc, to improve the structure of the novel, and to introduce some characters.
It sounds like a lot of front-loading, I know, but I think having that in the beginning makes the story feel more complete.
I have a few more characters, including two who have subplots.
Now, I’m looking forward to ripping up the former beginning of draft 2 in the next hundred pages.