Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Changed plans for Camp NaNoWriMo

Since I didn't finish revisions of Pandora's Box in March as planned, I decided to change my plans for the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo.  Now, instead of working on Book 2, I'm just going to keep working on revisions and rewrites.

This actually works pretty well still, since I do have new scenes to write -- things I've decided to add to flesh out the original version of the novel a little better -- as well as a few short stories ideas for my Rubyverse.  Camp NaNo lets you choose your own word count goal this year, so I've set my goal at 10k, and I've set Scrivener so that I can keep track of how many words I write in April.  I'm not keeping track of how many words I add through minor revisions, just major scene rewrites, new scenes, and new stories that I write during the month.

Ideally I should be able to finish revisions and rewrites in April, and then I can start sending the revised novel out to beta readers for the first time.  Yep, that's right, NO ONE has read my novel yet (except for a few scenes my husband, Michael, read early on).  Since the next session of Camp NaNo isn't until July, that gives me a couple months in between to get feedback from readers and make changes if necessary.  Then I'll work on the novella in July, and probably do another round of revisions afterward.  I like to let the manuscript sit for a little while between writing and revisions, so that my brain doesn't just see what it thinks it should see.

Hopefully I will be able to stay on track this summer, so that I can publish the first novel soon!

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