Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time for a new counter - the re-writes begin!
I'm not sure at this point how long it will take. Longer than I'd like, mainly because I feel a bit like I'm dealing with a tangled mess. I've changed the storyline more than once and to get it right, I feel another change coming on to improve the characterisation. At present, if I get complete before my birthday in March I'll be happy. I'd like it done much sooner but it took longer than expected last time so I'm trying to be realistic with myself. I know it will depend on how many changes I make but at the moment I'm going in for a penny in for a pound.
I've caught myself referring to this as my practice novel and whilst, yes, it has been, it is also more than I ever believed I could achieve. So why not dream bigger and work harder? Considering that's what I'm best at I've decided I need to no longer see this as practice. Believe it's the real thing and you never know, it might just happen. I seriously want to add an, 'on the other hand, if it doesn't,' comment here. But that's against the ethos of what I just said. So let's get on with those words and hope one day they get to do the speaking for me.