Story De – Reconstruction

Just a quick post today.

Following along with the DragonPage podcast as Mike Mennenga deconstructs and rewrites his novel, MISTRESS OF THE DRAGON, with the help of Micheal Stackpole, I am doing the same with one of my NaNoWriMo novels.  It’s an incomplete manuscript, probably 60% of the story at about 51,000 words.

I haven’t given this story a serious look in over a year.  I call it a 1st edit – and it will be that – but the intention is to refamiliarize myself with what’s there so I can finish it.  I would be very surprised if I can’t cut less than 8,000 words of descriptive fluffery from what I have.

IF (I always have to say “if”) I can work on it regularly, this pass-through should be completed in a week or so, then another month after that write the rest…again, time permitting.  And I’ll be honest, time hasn’t been permitting very much.  Nevertheless, I’ve added a progress bar on the left side sidebar so you can follow along at home.


About Thomas J. rock

Writer of Science Fiction

Posted on February 19, 2012, in The Daily Grind and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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