With the end to Memories finally in sight, I’m getting ready to start editing The Afterlife Occurrence for real. I’ve started looking at the first few chapter already, but once I finish Memories, I’ll shift all my focus to getting a second draft of TAO ready by Christmas.
Catrine and I have planned to exchange second drafts in mid-December, no matter how far along in the editing process we are. It’s a way to get some feedback early on from someone we trust, as well as giving us both a deadline in regards to the editing. Personally, I’ll be needing one of those.
The first thing I plan on doing is writing the entire plot for TAO down on notecards, scene for scene. That way, I can see what works, what doesn’t, and if anything needs to be added or removed. So I’ve got my notecards ready to go, and will probably start going through the first draft sometime this week. I will need to write the very last scene of Memories, but I am planning on doing that this weekend. I have it plotted really well, so it’s just a matter of sitting down to write!
I’m already thinking I may need to add a few scenes in regards to how Adrian handles everything that’s going on in TAO. There’s also a crazy shopping thing I don’t know if needs to happen. This was written during Nano after all, so there will be stuff that doesn’t belong. At least I don’t think there are random turtles on a beach in this one.