Status: 22,000 words out of 100,000
Words added/rewritten this week: 3,500
I'm currently performing a major revision of a story I completed a year and a half ago. I've revised this story once before, but I knew it needed major work. I've learned a great deal the past year and am excited about making this story better.
Numerous contest judges said this story had a slow start. Gwynly, my incredibly supportive, very bright hubby, is a great brainstorming partner. He gave me an awesome idea for a great beginning. Making this change required a complete rewrite of the first quarter of the book, but it's well worth it. I'm delighted with the result. The story is better than ever.
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Have you ever had to toss a major portion of one of your stories and start from scratch? How did taking a hatchet to your "baby" make you feel?