I have undertaken a very dangerous task.
I may not have mentioned this earlier; but I have begun revising my Camp NaNoWriMo novel from the great month of July.
While this may seem tame to some, I assure you, to the Great Queen Coffee, the task is not only life-threatening, but extremely intimidating, due to the fact that I have never done anything like it before, and am making up my revision process as I go along.
And so, dear reader, here is my (very, very rough draft, as I am making this all up) game plan for this whole “revising” deal:
First: read the story, make notes of each scene on notecards, make notes on a lined sheet of paper of inconsistancies and problems to address. MAKE NO CHANGES.
Second: Merge the method explained in “No Plot? No Problem!” by Chris Baty (OH MY GOSH, WHY DO I KEEP WRITING ‘CHRIST BATY’?? >.<) with Lectin’s method, and lay out the cards, rearranging scenes, taking them away and adding new ones.
Third: Take things a chapter at a time. Write in new scenes, delete the old ones, etc.
Fourth: read it through again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Fifth: BETA READERS! :D <– This is the step that will push me through, because I’m excited to finally let someone read one of my lengthy works of fiction. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in reading it when it’s ready!
-is really excited-
Anyway, that’s the plan. Hopefully, I can come up with more in-depth steps; or something, anyway.