I have been trying to decide what to do this year. I wanted to keep the momentum going on my novel, but I also realise that what I wrote last year is a pale shadow of what should be in the book. More like a plot-line than an actual novel.
So I have decided to take a break for a while from last year’s project, and re-open an old one; or two.
I am taking the half-finished drafts of the novels I wrote in 2005 and 2006 and tieing them together into one. I made the Devil do it, which I gave up in 2006 due to illness, is a fairly compelling story, and I liked where it was going. Only Tuesday, which I gave up in 2005 due to boredom, is pretty crap, but it has a lot of good dialogue and a few workable characters. I will be scrapping the plot (plot? there was a plot?) and working the material into the 2006 one to make it more rounded, then finishing it this year hopefully.
And the plus side? Both novels were typed, so I don’t have to re-type it from my handwritten journals like I would with my latest novels. 🙂