My #1 goal in writing this year is to finish Murder Most Fowl. Actually, it’d been my goal to publish it last year. Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to get from one place to the next in the story. Well, throw in an explosion, change the time of day, remove a character from the scene, and I’m finally getting past it. It’s still iffy quality, but I can work on that later. Therefore, I don’t have much insecurity when it comes to writing this month, because hey! I’ve made progress. If only I can get about 6K more done, then I’ll be in the golden next-draft phase.
P.S. What do you think of my latest sketch of Cera, colored via my Snapseed phone app?
Question of the month: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
Does it count that the only story that I’ve been forever reworking is an old one? Thanmir War started as a completely different story (which you’ll be able to find out more next week, if you so desire), and Isto was supposed to be a history about Derek’s mother (though it wasn’t titled that back then). Yeah… that’s totally not what it is anymore. Regardless, yes, revamping my old story has worked out thus far. Worked out for me anyway. I’m not so sure Derek appreciates it.
Have you ever gone to extremes to get past a scene? What did you end up doing? If you’ve reworked an old story, have things gotten worse for your characters?