I Have A Plan

Okay, so I’ve officially started the rewrite of Enar’s Vacation. Turns out I already rewrote it once shortly after I finished the first draft (there’s a folder on my HD named Enar’s Vacation – Rewrite 1) so this will be the second rewrite.

This time it’s going to be a more extensive rewrite though, and I think I have a better idea of what I’m doing this time – or at least of what I want to do.

To begin with, I’ve made a plan. I created a To Do list for this project. It goes like this:

To do:

  1. Sum up every chapter in a few sentences to see what they’re about.
  2. Review all of the summaries to determine what story arcs are involved.
  3. Write down all of the different story arcs to identify what they’re really about.
  4. Decide which story arcs, if any, can be removed.
  5. Review every scene to see what story arcs are present and how the scene contributes to further the arc (plot, character, setting, theme)
  6. Remove/redesign scenes as needed.
  7. Extract conversation outlines from original scenes.
  8. Create story outline based on new scenes.
  9. Write the story.

I still haven’t started on the first step just yet, and I probably won’t do that for real until Monday, or maybe tomorrow if I’ve got time to spare. I have a plan though, and that’s a start.

Go me!

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I Have A Plan

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