Jennifer (gaaneden) wrote,

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There is something absolutely wonderful about having a printed out manuscript of your NaNoWriMo novel. Mine, Regresser's Evolution, is just at 100 pages at 11 point font. I'm planning to go to the Dana Street café for a couple of hours tonight and to start to red lining my hard copy draft. Just reading it over, marking mistakes, jotting notes on what needs more description and anything else that comes to mind. Plus, I'll actually make marks to indicate actual chapter breaks. All with a brand new, bright red pen, of course.

After I do the whole novel in hard copy form, I'll make all of the changes in the soft copy version and start sending out chapters and questions to my first test pass readers. Actually having a plan like this makes me feel like I'm really going somewhere with this novel. That it wasn't just an exercise in masochism. It's an extremely exciting feeling for me.

I'm also feeling really good for starting to outline Breaking the Chains. I'm up to chapter three so far. But, I'm pretty sure this is going to be a much longer novel. More like twenty+ chapters. I just have to figure out all of the things that happen between my opening vision and my ending vision.

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