I need to know! What's your process?
Because I'm back at it. Yes, I am working on the beast again. My first novel that I went through like 15 times. But it just won't die.
I'm going for a complete rewrite this time.
Instead of just rushing through the draft and having to do a million edits, I thought, maybe I should take a look at my process.
So I'm trying to write little by little and I'm sending it to my crit partners (thanks guys!) and edit as I go. It's really interesting to do it this way, because I'm putting a lot more stock into what I write the first (or second or third) time before I move on to the next section.
And after some thoughts and critiques... I realized I need to delete a character and re-think the plot, again. I'm only 3 chapters into this thing, so there's not a ton to change--compared to all those times I've gone through the whole thing and then realized I needed to axe someone--but this time, I can see the point of rushing through because it's throwing my momentum. I feel like 'Crap, now I gotta start all over!' and that's such a bummer, because I actually invested more thought/time into those first chapters.
I guess I'm still discovering what my style/writing process is, I'm not sure yet. I'm going to continue the slow way for as long as I can, but (I predict) the nearer to the end I get, more I'm going to want to rush it.
So what do you do?
Do you edit as you go or do you write a-la-nanowrimo....?