Monday, November 17, 2008

Rewriting, Rewording, Recycling

National Novel Writing Month bombed on me again this year. I know there are two weeks left, but I have lost my story. The characters just don't want it to go any further at the moment. I had started one story just to have that stop and then started one other story just to have that stop as well. Ka-Blam! Writer's Block. I did get 10k written though! 4k more than I did last year! YAY!

Luckily, I am breaking down the walls of that block and decided to rewrite my very first manuscript. I'm adding more chapters, more plotlinse and completely re-outlining the story. I believe it will bring out more of my characters personalities and show the storyline in a better light.

So, I'm working on that re-outline, and have decided to also just outline the rest of my story ideas. I'm no good at outlining, but I'm going to just get all these outlines done and out of the way. That way, I can write my stories.

And so with my rewriting and outlining, I will be able to go out and reword things and recycle my favorite scenes into the newer version. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm glad that I have a group that cheers me on. Thanks WD peeps! You know who you are!

Off for the day, hopefully I can update it more often now that I've quit Nano.


  1. I so want to read your manuscript!!

  2. good luck with your rewrite! i'm working on a rewrite right now too.

  3. Hey, its epona from WD, thought i'd pop in and say hello. Sometimes when the characters aren't talking you need to take a break and i think its a great idea that your re diting your first manuscript. I hope it goes well!! Must be so exciting to actually have a 1st draft done!! :)

    BTW Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours (it was yesterday, right?)