Do you ever read a manuscript or piece of work you’ve written and think, ‘Something’s just not right…’ Then spend weeks trying to work out what it is, and usually it’s one small thing, but you know that one small thing means you will have to re-write the entire thing?
Well, guess what…
It’s happened to me 😀
I have been struggling and struggling to finish my current manuscript. I knew it wasn’t the characters, it wasn’t the story, and it wasn’t the setting. Everything was great, in fact, I am really proud of what I’ve come up with.
But it was how I had laid out the story.
It was wrong, and just wasn’t working.
So, although it’s hard to get rid of over 50,000 words of work, I’m going to have to do it.
I will be starting from scratch, working out a better plan and beginning again.
It’s going to be tough and hard work, but it needs to be done. Deep down I know how amazing this story will be with this one change, even if it means starting over everything again. Back to the beginning for me!
But, it’s going to be worth it!
Now to hit that, ‘Delete’ button… Urgh!
Status of sixth manuscript: Going back to the beginning! – Planning.
Total word count: 0.
Books read towards goal: 1/50
Currently reading: The Creative Writing Workbook by Matthew Branton.