Woo Hoo! I’m all ready for Camp NaNo! (Just finished my prep in the last few minutes.) It will be revisions for me with a goal to add 30,000 words to Love, Lies, and Clones. I usually muddle through everything, but with the limited time frame, I thought I’d get organized. (Okay, this is way too organized. Forgive me!)
The last week has been preparation: Developing a plan, identifying major plot holes, and organization. Here are the tools I used:
- Plan: Novel Revision Checklist Printed! I found this one and I love it! It’s at the bottom of this page: http://www.how-to-write-a-novel.net/edit-a-novel.html
- Plot Holes Identification: I compared the scenes of my novel alongside some standard story structure templates to make sure I didn’t miss anything. A nice overview of some popular story structure’s are located here: http://othernetwork.com/2014/03/01/the-story-structure-countdown-how-different-experts-say-you-should-structure-a-story/ and here: http://jamigold.com/for-writers/worksheets-for-writers/#Beta Read I skimmed these to identify key plot points and added sticky notes to the appropriate scenes of my printed “draft zero” of my novel. I enjoy removing the note and throwing them away when I’ve addressed them.
- Organization: I love the colored pens, highlighters, and sticky notes! Also, the Jamigold.com website has some good worksheets for staying organized – not to mention my own notebook for jotting down issues I see while re-reading the manuscript.
So the next two days are free days where I put the novel aside and breathe before Camp NaNoWriMo starts April 1st.
Are you ready?