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.