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The Amelia Chronicles Rewrite Project

As I mentioned in my blog post on Monday, the first three books in The Amelia Chronicles is going to be going through some rewrites this Spring.  Exciting, huh?  I know I'm excited.  Anyway, here are some of my current plans that are in the works:



  1. Each of my previous novellas (Get Over It, Welcome Back, and Family Weekend) is going to be rewritten into a full-fledged novel.  The goal of this is to improve the stories, develop the characters, as well as build more of a story arc over the course of the books, and not just in each release.
  2. Get rid of all the typos!  Believe me, it's something I've been thinking about for a while.  I have all of my post-release editing notes written down in my notebook.  It looks a little something like exhibit A, below.
  3. World Build.  But not in the fantasy sense.  In a more realistic sense.  If you've read any Sarah Dessen books you know that her characters sometimes run into each other places or have similar interests that connect them and that is something I want to happen in my contemporary novels as well.  A big part of that is Eastern Pennsylvania University, the fictional school that Amelia attends.

Exhibit A

The next thing I want to do is to work out a timeline for these rereleases, because what good is a goal without a timeline?  This blog post (and any future blog posts I write on this topic) is meant to keep me accountable.

This project, along with all of my other writing projects, is sure to keep me busy through the rest of winter and early spring.  It's a little scary, but also a good thing.  There are some changes going on in my life (that I can't announce yet, but hopefully soon) that will hopefully encourage my creativity and productivity to an all time high!

Until then, keep writing and planning.  Anything is possible.

Take care,
Marian

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