Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Revision Vision

I've been blogger MIA recently. Oh, there's been a contest announcement here or a Thursday Thirteen there, but that's been about it. As much as I enjoy blogging and love sharing my mindless ramblings to what I'm sure is an enraptured audience, I finally figured something out. If I wasn't working on getting published, I'd have nothing really interesting to blog about. So for the last three weeks, I've been more disciplined about revising the heap of puzzled garbage that is my NaNoWriMo novel. Here's what it looks like now: 

There's notes defining the different rules for different settings and situations, character agendas, plot outlines, and more red ink that I can bear. 

I think next time, I'll start this way instead. Maybe I'm more of a plotter than I think. 

Are you a pantser? How do you clean up the mess that is left after you dive into a story without knowing exactly where its going to end up?

Happy writing and ¡Buen Provecho!


  1. Oh I am a total pantser! I don't like planning, I find it stifling - my characters usually tell me what to do! :D

  2. I'm index cards and bubble maps for characterization, all the way.

  3. I'm definitely a plotter. I have to have the story worked out, either in my head or on paper, otherwise I end up drifting through the story.

    1. I think I really will try to do this "plotting" thing next time :) I guess we really never know our style until we try.

  4. I have a loose outline that changes/moves a lot as I go. This leaves enough room for the creativity bit without going in completely blind. Works for me.