Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I love it when a plan comes together...

It feels like it's been such a long time since I blogged about my writing progress. That's probably because I haven't been making much progress. But this weekend, that all changed.

I've been mulling over some suggestions a CP gave me, and how to incorporate them into my WIP. The thing was, I really liked the suggestions, I just didn't know how to get them to flow with the story. So after a few weeks of consideration, I decided a sizable re-write was in order so that the story would flow better.

This weekend I sat down with a marked up copy and outlined everything I wanted to change. Then I took the outline and starred the most important things that needed to be attacked first. Otherwise, I may have found myself doing line edits on a scene that is going to ultimately be cut. And that would be a waste of time that I can't afford right now.

So now I have THE PLAN broken up into PHASES. Phase 1 goes into action this week. And if you're wondering what that entails, here's a summary. (I apologize for the vagueness, but I want to keep some of my WIP behind closed doors.)
  • Add scene in Chapter 2 that ties into later chapters where mystery is solved.
  • Chapter 4 - edit scene for consistency, more interaction between main character and love interest
  • Chapter 5 - define relationship between two supporting characters; add more of main character's thoughts during critical scenes
  • Chapter 6 - more main character thoughts during final scene

So that's what I'm up to for the remainder of the week. How about you?


  1. I love those moments when you finally see exactly what you need to revise to make everything work. Congrats!

  2. YAY for your changes! I think they will make everything that much more awesome! :-D

  3. Awesome, it sounds like you are definitely making progress! Me, on the other hand...not so much!