Monday, July 6, 2015

Camp NaNo (EditMo)

Again I'm using NaNoWriMo's "Camp" as an excuse to edit and older piece (actually last year's NaNo novel). Editing is much harder than writing, particularly editing a kamikaze piece of NaNoWriMo crap that you only took half-seriously.

The best way I can describe my MC is "intellectual redneck." That's probably more than anyone needs to know (and I cringed mightily writing the phrase "intellectual redneck"), but hey, I grew up in a family of smart people with very little formal education, and I guess I wanted to represent that? More importantly, I just wanted to write a female character who wasn't tethered to her own victimization.