Back in November 2008 (Four years ago?! How?) I wrote a novel called The Fractured Few for Nanowrimo.
By the end of the month, I'd written over 50,00 words, invested a lot of time and energy, but wasn't completely happy with the end result. I had originally intended to rewrite the book straight away, but it soon became apparent to me that my heart just wasn't in it, so I filed it on the 'look at later' shelf in my head.
Four years on, I'm finally starting to rewrite.
I've been toying with the idea of writing a YA book for a while now, and as I was throwing a few ideas around at the weekend I remembered about this book. It was originally written for adults, but I do believe that with a strong rewrite it will be better as a YA novel.
My initial plans are to keep the settings, plot devices and a few story lines, but to rewrite the rest. I gave the book a quick once over at the weekend, but don't plan to look at it again - everything important is in my head. I've started writing up the basic plot, and hope to move over to the actual draft later this week.
I've bought myself a new notebook for the task - customised with the help of a label maker and ribbon-as-bookmark.
For the forseeable future, this is what I'll be working on - The Fractured Few, a speculative novel for YA's.