Please call me crazy. Why? Well, because I am. As most of you know my manuscript and I have had a total hate hate relationship the last month or so. I hate it, and it hates me.
After thinking it over for a good long while I think I’ve come to the conclusion of why I hate it so much. I can’t connect with the main character. And if I can’t connect with her (heck, I birthed her) how can I expect a reader to.
For some unknown reason (maybe I was trying to challenge myself?), I wrote the entire novel in third person limited. I’m not entirely sure why I did this because I have always been a very strong first person writer.
I’ve decided to use my current manuscript as a sort of outline and rewrite the entire thing. Yes. You read that right. Same story line. Same characters. Same drama, just all from inside my main character’s head. I’ve also decided to rework it in a way so that there is more suspense through the entire novel.
So if I start to go bald, it’s because I’ve started to pull my hair out due to my own insanity. Just like my Grandmother used to say: everything has to get done twice.
Hey, after it’s all said and done…do you think I could claim that I’ve written TWO novels?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.