I am in the process of revising, editing and improving what was my very first venture into writing a novel length manuscript. It was the result of a NaNoWriMo challenge and if you read older posts you will see how that went!
Returning to a story and its characters is like visiting old friends you have not seen for years. There is catching up to do, as I for one, had forgotten some of the scenes I had written in my frantic state but also picking up where you left off. As this work was my initial venture into writing I can look at it with learned eyes and see its faults. So now I am enjoying my characters voices once again and making the story so much better. With renewed purpose I am optimistic I can enhance the manuscript sufficiently to submit it to a few publishing houses this year (or next!). My hope is to see Life in Slake Patch out in the world for all to enjoy.
Have you returned to a manuscript? How did you enjoy it? What were your thoughts? Did you plunge into perfecting it?