Firstly, a big welcome and thank you to all of the new faces that have joined up recently. I hope that you enjoy it here.
Just want to remind you all to contact me for a GPF slot. And remember, you need to please be a follower before you can post. I need one more blogger for the third week of February. If you are interested , please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (mishagericke(AT)gmail(dot)com).
Thanks to everyone who have shown interest so far. This is going to be awesome.
Then, I have finally joined twitter. So if you want to see my convoluted ramblings, go follow me @MishaMFB. I will follow you in return.
Finally, I am sorry for my absence yesterday, my Internet went fuzzy because it was the end of the month.
Back to the blog.
When I opened this post, I realized to my horror that I have no idea about a topic.
Luckily, it didn't take that long for me to realize that I have mentioned almost nothing about my progress.
So how am I doing?
My rewrite and first draft coincide only on the first chapter. The rest have been shifted, deleted and added to within an inch of their lives. In fact, I am finding very little of my original work that is falling into the pacing and structure as I envisaged it.
Good side to this is that I haven't been this excited about the story in a long time. The cleaning up has done wonders for the book and the plot holes are slowly being filled or removed.
So far I am absolutely loving the rewriting experience, although it doesn't really offer the same sort of exhilaration as creating something from scratch. Yes, things are substantially changed, but it still comes from a story already written. But it is especially gratifying to know that the story is getting better now.
I must say that there are some issues with the structure, but it has already been improved this time around. Hopefully I will sort out the rest when I start to edit.
Will I make my 30 April goal? At this rate, I'll make it by the end of February. On the other hand, I'm not sure if I can maintain the rate at this time though, since we have guests again. Still, in exchange for seeing these wonderful three people, I am willing to finish a little later.
What about you? Any of you rewriting? How are things going for you? And for those who are editing, querying and creating?