I had a goal to finish this draft by Friday. Yeah, I’m not going to make it. It’s not because I’m not working hard, I am. Mostly. The editing is taking me longer than I had anticipated. Because I’m a pantster my early writing is me discovering and telling myself the story. Yea, I’ve found a lot of telling. In many scenes, while the kernel of the scene is sound, there is so much that needs help it’s easier just to rewrite from the ground up. That’s why it’s taking so long. I’m hoping that having been through all of this my next book will be better from the get go. Anyway, back to work.
When you revise do you tweak and adjust the scenes, or do you start from scratch?