A Midsummer Night’s Dream – My NaNoWriMo Revisit

The year is half over and I just realized that I never went back and revisited my National Novel Writing Month project from November. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed! So this past weekend seemed the perfect time to look at that material and consider revisions.

The interesting part about this NaNoWriMo product is that I changed both point of view and gender of the main character from an older, shorter piece. Fellow writers can probably imagine what a difference those alterations caused. Like trying to recall a dream, I don’t really remember what I’d written, which makes this whole reading experience all the more interesting.

A part of me knows that I should just do a quick read through and then go back and consider changes. However, resisting rewrites just isn’t happening. I’ve decided not to worry about my irresistible temptation as long as the inner critic doesn’t rear its ugly head.

What about you? Did you participate in NaNoWriMo or have another project collecting dust? I’ll hope you’ll join me in rediscovering a rough gem. Happy writing!

2 Replies to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream – My NaNoWriMo Revisit”

  1. Glad you went back and revisited NaNo, Darla! I'd say rewrites were fine if the Critic wasn't getting in the way.

    After a second look, how did you like the changes to the story? Something you actually want to continue with, or do you prefer the original?

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