|With a freshly printed copy and Mr. Bingley watching over|
my shoulder, I'm back at work on my inaugural novel.
So I wrote a second draft. Then a third. I had critique buddies read it. And not read it. Finally, a literary agent told me what I needed to hear: get to the point faster, strengthen the voice and make the point more clear. In short, the book needed a lot more work than I ever imagined.
At the time, I was gearing up to participate in National Novel Writing Month 2011. Frustrated with myself and the story's direction, I made the tough decision to table my debut novel. I still wanted to tell the story, but at that moment I knew I could not handle completely transforming something I loved so much as it was.
Fast forward to last week. My second completed novel is out for critique and awaiting feedback. My 100 pages are done for Script Frenzy. My next book is on hold until I can begin it for Camp NaNoWriMo in June. I needed a project in the interim.
So I went back to the first book.
|Like a good writing buddy, Bingley|
judges me for letting the edits go
untouched. Get off my back, Bing.
I am back in edit mode, and ready to cut and re-write like never before. Wish me luck.
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