I have decided that I will attempt to have a second draft of my novel that I wrote for NaNoWriMo competed by July 13th. That is two months from now, which, depending on which writers you listen to, is a reasonable timeline. (Admittedly, however, they may be starting with a better first draft, but, hey, there’s no teacher like experience….)
In order to facilitate my rewriting, I am going to have to actually read the novel that I wrote. To that end, last night I printed off a copy. I printed it single spaced and double sided, and consequently it actually looked rather unimpressive. I imagine that when I finish my rewrites, I’ll at least double space before sending copies to my first readers. If I ever submit it for publication somewhere, naturally I’ll follow standard manuscript format. But for normal readers, I can’t imagine that being the preferred format for reading, so I may spin things a little more nicely.
(Dicking around with the format is a nice way to feel like you’re working on it, when really you’re not.)
Anyway, I’ll post here every couple of weeks with updates on my rewrite and editing progress.