So in 2014-2015, I did two Nanowrimos and during those two Nanowrimos I wrote a 100k novel called Dried Roses.Dried Roses is about two women in their early thirties who work at the same school. Rosanna is a psychologist, and Leila is an English Teacher. Leila has had a very rough childhood and seeks Rosanna out to help her. What Leila doesn’t know is that Rosanna knew Leila as a child and knows stuff about her that no one knows. Thus ensues, a hundred thousand word novel about friendship, love and recovery.
Now since this novel has been finished since about a year ago,I have edited it. Not heavily admittedly but I have started to work out the rough parts. Yesterday I decided to print out all 185 pages and that I was going to edit it by hand.
I’ve only just started it, and I accidentally printed out the wrong first half but other than that it’s going really well. I really like the fact that I can highlight parts that I don’t like, and change them somewhere else. I have a notebook where I write down all my changes and I’m having lots of fun. I’ve seen lots of authors do this, but I never thought I would do it myself.Printing work out really helps you see your mistakes.
What about you? Do you have a novel, and if you’re editing it how do you plan on going about doing it?