Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reworking the Rework of the Rework of the Original

Let’s face it, we have great ideas as writers. I find my issue is that my mind doesn’t stop thinking. I have written one book several times already (two complete times and one more time halfway ~50k into), and now I’m thinking ‘What if…’ and thus is born the 4th attempt at this story. While each attempt is great, I’m finding I grow as a writer with each version. Do I view this as a waste in my earlier times for the discarded files? Nope, not one bit.

I’m attempting this time to step out of the 1st person POV. I know, most people don’t write in 1st but 3rd, though I’ve just naturally gravitated to the 1. Now that I have my realistic playlist of 41 songs, I’m ready for the challenge and, most importantly, I’m excited! I know my characters, I know their quirks, and it’s time to step it up! To my alpha readers my heartfelt apology but a writer has to do what she feels – plus your gonna love it!


  1. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: the Creative Blog Award. There are no pass along requirements. This is just to reward you for all the hard work you do!

    Go to and pick up your award.

  2. Awww, I'm honored Deirdra and motivated to put down that Word .doc and pick up on my site updates again!