Lets start by looking at my Nano project from 2007. The writing of the first draft is about two thirds of the way done. At this point what I have done is printed out the whole project and am reading through it making little changes and edits. While am doing that I am also building up character sketches of each of the characters. It will be a great way to prevents things like hair colour from changing randomly mid story. Also it will help me to stay true to the various characters.
Once I'm done rereading and making various notes the plan is to plot out to the end of the story. Than I'll be making a complete outline that will let me finish the fairly quickly.
- Finish the reading what has already been done
- Finish making character sketches
- Complete plot outline for remainder of the story
- Finish writing the story