This year Camp Nanowrimo is already making me do great things. I finished the rough draft of Scavengers (YAY! You can even see that it’s moved from my Works in Progress to Novels!) because I needed it to be finished before I started camp.
I had a whole 2 days to spare, and I decided to use them to do a little pre-editing for Scavengers – by that I mean I’m re-reading Hitchhikers and Dreamwalkers. (Usually I leave a newly finished novel to sit for a while before editing). Mostly I was forgetting details like character descriptions and various places, and re-reading was mostly for me to remember the tone and voice of each novel and to be able to record all those things in my master notebook of info. Well, damned if I haven’t found a bunch of types and errors in Hitchhikers alone! I’m talking stuff like Kayla referring to her father as “Uncle Buck” and Daniel forgetting if his mother is Julie or Jenny (it’s Jenny). Ugh. I also described Remy in a totally different way than I remembered, so once I get through Dreamwalkers I’ll match them up and hopefully get all the details straight and upload revised editions. And hopefully I’ll then be able to edit Scavengers and have it out by the new release date, April 30!
For Camp Nanowrimo, I’m writing another prequel. This one is called “The Madman” and picks up where The Beast left off. Naturally, I will have to re-read The Beast at some point to get all those details straight. Because this is a novella, my Camp Nanowrimo word count is only 20,000, and as of Day 1 I’m right on track! I’m excited in that way that comes after finishing a novel, like anything is possible. I’m already trying to plan for what I’ll work on in July. Wolf Point #4? The third prequel novella? Something totally new??