Nanowrimo Update

Well, well, well. It’s April of 2016.

Where has the time gone?! ๐Ÿ™‚

When we last spoke, I was taking a break from writing because November of 2015 was another successful Nanowrimo and I needed some recovery from 50,000 words in 30 days. December of 2015 and January of 2016 were those rest months.

February of this year, I took the novel back out and looked at it. The great news is, yes, it will be a novel. The bad news is, it will take quite a bit of editing to get there.

More good news: I looked into what was needed to get started and I have been editing this thing ever since!

Here’s what’s been completed to date on “Jenesis-1321”:

  1. Printed the whole thing and put it in a really big notebook.
  2. Read through, asking basic questions and writing those questions as I went.
  3. Compiled those questions in one, easy-to-access place.
  4. Fleshed out the Characters, not just the main 4, but the so-called sub-characters, too.
  5. Answered as many of the questions asked in #2 as I could. (Especially the ones dealing with the fictional worlds, ships, and people-groups I created.)
  6. Rewrote Chapter 1.
  7. Rewriting Chapter 1 again to hopefully have it ready for Critique Group this Thursday night.

What’s coming up?

Well, I’m not too sure. My writer friend, J.A. Marx, encouraged me to see this book as merely a workbook that I’m editing to see if I can.

That means I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m just fixing what I see that needs fixing.

Ask me again in a month. I can tell you better then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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