Well, it took months, so long that I can’t even remember how long it’s been, but I’ve finally completed the re-plotting of Fighter One and the four potential sequels. Now that I know where the story might go, I can be sure to leave just the right foreshadowing in the first story (the only one I’m likely to write, unless it’s as good as I hope/think it is). I’m actually very pleased with the way that it turned out, and the plot even surprised me until the very end. My subconscious and I are apparently a very good team.
Now all that’s left (hah) is to update my list of scenes and edit the novel. It’s in pretty good shape already, but there are a few minor changes that I need to make and some things that I want to add/show. All told, I’ll probably add 10,000 words. Which brings it up to well over the length of a typical YA novel, but then I’ll cut it back down. Or I might just leave it as it is – I’m starting to think the story is more NA than YA, though it would probably fit each category fine. I guess I’m going to have to do some research! (Boo hoo, I have to read a lot of books in the name of research, how sad).
Next on the list though, is sending what I’ve prepared to my critique group to make sure the plot is as solid as I think it is. I hope it won’t be a huge blow to the ego!