Welcome to October.
One month to go until NaNoWrimo and I’m not coordinating this year.
This will be my tenth year of being NaNoWrimo participant.
Besides the Weaver ‘verse, I’ve got two maybe three different themed ‘verses that have come from doing NaNoWrimo.
A zombie urban fantasy ‘verse that could be spun off into space and a space invader ‘verse that needs a crap ton of space research involved.
The writing group’s fourth year anniversary arrives this year.
Bennett North has been writing some good posts about preparing for the annual event.
It should be noted, the posts are good anyone writing a novel because it’s best to plan things out before you jump in.
Discovery writing or pantsing your way through a novel isn’t the best in my humble opinion.
The writing group had several great suggestions to fix Weaver.
I’ve not taken the editing chainsaw to the first draft and instead I’m re-planning it.
Not a page one re-write, thankfully, I’m just a revising what happens after page thirty. Keeping the setting, narrowing down the characters and the plot.
It’s moments like this why I’m happy the writing group exists.
I’ve been pantsing my way through Weaver since the beginning and even though I did beat sheet it all out, the overall plot turned out to be too much too fast.
So the new marching orders is to make sure it reads right before going off and writing another chapter.
This doesn’t change the plan to turn Weaver into a graphic novel and judging from the reactions of the writing group they liked the character sketches.
I don’t know what I’m doing for NaNoWrimo this year. The plan is to re-plot Weaver.
Take it slow and steady and not take another four years to finish the second draft.
I think setting a deadline of March 2015, just in time for Emerald City Comic Con is a good plan.