Saturday, July 31, 2010


This is basically how things are going in my inner world.
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Because I started out with such a vague idea of what I wanted to write, and my characters all developed as they were being written, going back to the first few chapters in the book is a little bizarre. Everyone's voice has changed so much. Stylistic choices that seemed appropriate at the time now sound totally false.
I am currently having to repair my second chapter with some major editing and rewriting because most of the exposition doesn't sound authentic to the point-of-view character. I am trying not to let this frustrate me too much, but part of me has started to feel like all I did with my first draft is write an elaborate outline and that 3/4 of the actual prose will need to be rewritten.
My husband, who is also a writer, and who's been writing for much longer than I have, has cautioned me not too change too much, but sometimes it's hard to know how much is too much.
Fortunately my grasp on reality is tenuous enough that my characters can (and do) let me know when things are unacceptable.

1 comment:

  1. Keep chugging along... I hope one day I'll get to read it! Luck to you.