One of the many things that I plan on doing this year is rewriting one of my NaNo projects. I have done NaNo three times along with Camp NaNo this past summer. I have gotten my 50K words every time and twice I have gone back and finished the book enough to get the proof copy.
This year, I want to go back to the first book (which is actually the second book I wrote) and do my editing and rewrites. During NaNo you just write to get your word count which can sometimes leave ginormous holes all over the place. I want to take that next step and fill in those holes, I want to fix the story. I was happy to have an ending to the story after my first NaNo but now I need to fix it.
My original plan was for me to start my rewriting on January 1st and just plow through it. Of course, I am in the midst of transferring my story from one writing program to another. I am also trying to flesh out a bit more of the plotlines in my notes. I really want to see some character development as the story progresses.
The new plan entails me writing or working on my writing every day. So far, I have done pretty well. I’ve gotten most of my plotline notes done. I am hoping that next week I will actually work on the rewriting part.