Well, I'm officially editing the book formerly known as Prairie Apocalypse and currently between titles.
I've already cut the first two sections ( I fully expected that, but it was still painful! ) I'm just reading passively, taking notes on what characters and scenes actually made it in there ( nano is already just a blur!), and making side notes whenever I have a thought about improving it.
I intend to start the rewrite in January, moving chapter by chapter through a new and improved outline. Not everything will be redone, but probably most of it. I'm already merging two main characters into one, more fully developed character.
So, that's the story. I'm moving ahead with the re-read, making editing notes...
Oh, and I'm reading James Scott Bell's Revision & Self-Editing. It gets five stars on Amazon, with loads of reviews. Hopefully it can give me a little direction regarding the revision process. I actually have a lot of confidence that I can find and enhance the heart of this story based on instinct alone, but I always like to back up my instinct/muse with a little sage advice from writers who have been there.
Off I go. Lots to do!
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment