Monday, March 03, 2008

Methodical

Started editing my first story today - a little nerve-wracking but surprisingly manageable.

I'm starting with structure edits. I've decided to drop a character from the first story and rearrange the overall sequence of events, so I've plotted a step-by-step guide for myself to follow. I'm also making notes on plot and characters so that I have something to reference when I start my rewrite. The time for free-writing is over, this stage is more methodical.

Better get back to it...

5 comments:

JJ said...

That sounds terribly well organised. Good luck.
JJx

Yvonne said...

Hi JJ, it might sound organised but it's still just a theory for now - we'll see if it works in practice!

HelenMH said...

Oh, you sound very organised. I am so jealous!

Debs said...

You're doing very well. I'm not nearly as organised as you.

Yvonne said...

Helen and Deb, I wish I could just write freely like I did during my first draft - I had a rough structure in place but it would inevitably go off the path and I was happy with that. But I know if I don't stick to my plan in the second draft I'll need to do another draft to fix it...then another...then another...and it would be endless!