Thursday, September 17, 2009
Thanks for all the suggestions on getting over the writing hump, guys!
I think, in the end, I do just need a break.
But I also think that break is coming to an end.
So, what next?
Well, I've been playing around with this idea.
See, as most of you know, I believe that most people's first novel is a practice novel. But, in my case, I needed more than one practice novel.
But there's this one practice novel...I love it. I've come back to it again and again.
And now I think I'm going back to it one more time. Like a moth to a flame. I'm going to completely rewrite it. Bones up. Take the plot from the story I love, and dress it with the writing skills I've developed since I've written more, different novels.
In the past, I took the original file and tweaked it.
Not this time.
This time, I rewriting. Every word. From almost-scratch (there are a few scenes I want to keep--but literally, just a few).
How about you? Have you ever gone back to a rough draft after writing another novel since then?