"DON'T FEAR THE WHINER."
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Doing a major revision on a work longer than 8K-10K words has been a definite mental challenge. since I am not nor will ever be an anal retentive writer, those revisions only took about two days.
[I have a cousin who is a published poet. He even teaches poetry at workshops. He once tried to write a 700 word Flash Fiction story. It took him over 3 weeks to 'get it right'. I advised strong medication, whisky and a therapist.]
I'm now on my third draft. I originally wrote this story, novella, in multiple First Person POV. After my second read-thru, discovering that even I lost track of who was actually telling their story, I switched back to writing in GOD POV. My story is now making sense.
As soon as i get this draft 'done', I'll be begging for readers. My uber-critical wife will be one, and my very good friend another. Still need to seek out 3 more. Our library started, again, a book discussion club for adults this time. If it gets off the ground, I will offer my project as a object for discussion. I really hope that idea works!
Remember: chocolate flavored wine is Not a real thing.