I'm rewriting the novel I finished in November.
Yes, November. For National Novel Writing Month.
Now granted, I rebelled a little and decided to finish a book I already had 15,000 words on. But I finished it in four weeks.
Has anyone here ever sat down and tried to rewrite their Nano novel before? If not, let me tell you, it's an adventure.*
- For example, the already-written part and the new stuff? Totally different voice. Took me a whole day to fix.
- When you write for November, you just write, even if stuff is out of order. Putting scenes in coherent progression? Another two days of banging my head against the keyboard.
- And what about pacing? Don't make me laugh. Who has time to worry about pacing in November? I've been working on that all week and I'm still not done.
Rearranging things, putting in transitions, figuring out if I need new scenes, that's where all my energy is going these days. I'm just trying to make the dumb thing readable so I can send it to my beta readers.
*not that I'm ungrateful. I probably wouldn't have had a book to rewrite this year if it hadn't been for Nano.