Monday, November 21, 2011

Revision or Draft

Today I have a couple questions for you.  Say you have a WIP you have been working on for a long time, and while the plot remains the same, the characters have changed as has the POV's you are writing from.  I fact, you are creating brand new chapters at the beginning with the hopes of merging them later on into the drafts you already have.

The questions:  Are you revising or drafting?  And does it really matter what we call it?


  1. I think the term revising can encompass a lot to be honest. Either way, good luck!

  2. It doesn't really matter what you call it, as long as you're making progress!

    But I'd call it a SECOND DRAFT. :)

  3. I'm with Dianne, sounds like a second draft to me :-)

  4. That's a pretty big overhaul. If you're adding to the story you've got, I'd still say it's revising. If it's changing the plot beyond recognition, rough draft? It probably doesn't matter. Sounds like a big job either way. Good luck!

  5. Hi Mary! I wouldn't say it matters really... I just call it a WIP. That tends to encompass whatever you're doing. I'm revising an old story right now that's actually a complete rewrite with the same plot and different characters.
    Happy Turkey DAY!!!


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