How to Rewrite a BookAbout rewriting a book
As you rewrite your book in 75 jours (and do not die): Get step-by-step instructions
I' d just begun working on my second book, and when my journalist asked me about my ongoing work, I muttered something short and foggy - I'd just bumped into it, and I was still frightened by the fact that a Random House journalist was even speaking to me. I gave her blessings for the thought I had described her, and I went home and wrote for nine month the book I thought I had described.
Turns out they weren't the same book. When I submitted the first design of For Reals at the end of 2012, when my editors asked me to rewrite it from the ground up, I was crushed and humiliated. If I could make a book good enough for publishing, why couldn't I do it again?
Perhaps my first book was a coincidence and I wasn't made for the game. However, when I completed my huge rewrite three month later and blog about the experiment, the writers came out of the wood work to say that they had been through the same thing. Well, I could do another book.
The following is my initial contribution on the rewrite trial in all its horrors and glories. "She says you'll get your newsletter for book two today. "However, your journalist wanted me to call you first and work up. And she wanted me to assure you that she doesn't hates you and your work.
At the end of the lesson, you will be sent the original drafting note, which says: "Set-up, personalities and emotion? All of the remainder of the story? Scream for three uninterrupted long uninterrupted, while you angrily write to all your buddies how your writer actually hates you and your typing. Scenario 5: An original action is born.
You are reluctant to acknowledge that your journalist was right, because if you do, your book will be a thousand to one. Then, realizing the new storyline means that 70,000 words of your current script will be deleted. Scenario 7: Talk to your journalist (by telephone because you are still ill) and blame her for your new action.
Once you leave the telephone, you find that the additional amount of additional research you need to do before you can begin to write the new story. Sundays 8-16: DAYS 17-18: Get a complete overview of your new book. Do the rewrite.
Sundays 20-61: Drop on the icy ground, injure your coccyx and try to write for a few hours while you lie down, your feet supported on a huge cushion. In four workdays, you' ll be eating a whole sack of Cadbury miniegg and wondering why you' re not feeling well. Realise near the mid of February that you have just typed 50.00 words in 30 days and accidently completed National Novel Writing Week (in the bad month.) Clock time of year after Gilmore girls' time of year because it is the only thing that can concentrate your brains on after long days of typing.
If you' re reading Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park for the first reading, think about throwing your brandnew notebook out the windows and having it ALL BEVERAGES, as it obviously does a lot better than you. Day 63-66: Explore that it's horrible - somehow you've succeeded in writing something too action-packed and unbelievably dull.
Roll up into a little dance and write to all your buddies to tell them that you hates your book with every fibre of your being. days 67-74: Go to bed for a few nights.