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Part Four is a great part of my book. There’s a lot of big changes and lots of WOWZA happening but WHOA that’s a lot for my little writer brain to comprehend all at once. As I’ve previously stated, ripping my characters from their one central setting is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.
But I’ve made it through the majority of Major Rewrites (I think) and I’m pretty proud of myself for not having a heart attack and dying over it. Seriously, rewrites are bad enough, but Plot Restructures ARE THE WORST. Because One Minor Plot Point ends up affecting The Climax of the Book and so you have to carefully, meticulously, pluck out one intertwined vein of story and replace it with another and BASICALLY PERFORM SURGERY ON YOUR OWN BOOOOOOOOOOOOK
UGH. It’s horrible. Hence the metaphorical image of me, tossing and turning on a hospital bed, begging for relief from the agony that is Rewriting.
Yet somehow, through all the pain, I love these characters more than ever. One of the beautiful things about art is that it’s for the creator just as much as the audience- if not more so. This book is 100% for me, and it can be 100% for readers too.
That’s a beautiful concept, and it’s one of the things that helps me keep going when writing gets really rough. The good news? Working on Part Four means I’m more than halfway done with the second draft.
Current Page Count: 278