Anyway, guess what, Livejournal? I'm actually REVISING A NOVEL. Like, actually taking the time to do re-writes on something I previously wrote. Technically you could say that the entire "first draft" I'm in the process of revising is a re-write, though. I'm not sure how much I've told you directly, Livejournal (or how much you gleaned already from the Facebooks), but I decided to re-write my llama trilogy (with a plot this time) for NaNoWriMo this past November.
Before, I had this huge tome of 150,000+ words that were totally silly and meaningless and full of useless filler with no real plot, but after a mere EIGHT YEARS of thinking about it, I was able to come up with an actual plot that I liked for the story, thus salvaging it. And in November, I wrote it. And in January, I finished it. And now, I am fixing it.
I legit want to make this worthy of submitting to Official People Who Put Books In Print. It is a thing I'd really like to do, if for no other reason than to honor kid-me who just wanted to be an author like Ann M. Martin when she grew up, because it's sill that I haven't done this yet. I'm practically thirty. I can do this, dang it!
I've studied more about story structure and how to tell stories and how to revise in the past five months than I ever have before in my writing career, and it's been very useful information, and I feel like I might actually have a decent, semi-saleable product on my hands, or at least I will when it's finished. I feel motivated and all that good stuff.
I miss you, Livejournal. I hope you're well.