So I’m back revising my novel—or at least trying to figure out how to revise my novel. My focus for this revision is just one aspect of the story/world, and I was hoping to be able to only work on those sections and be able to leave the rest of it alone. Unfortunately I’m realizing that’s not quite going to work.
I still don’t think this will be as drastic of an edit as the last one, but changing one thing means changing everything, at least a little. I worked on tightening my pacing so diligently in my last draft that I’m having to reevaluate more than I wanted to, because new/added scenes obviously affect it. I also feel like the length of the novel as is is PERFECT, which means I need to cut cut cut if I add anything.
I’m working off of an entire novel scene list again in an attempt to reacquaint myself with the big picture. It helped sooo much last time. We’ll see.
I WILL figure this out.
THIS IS WORTH IT!!!