There’s drafting and there’s editing, and then there are rewrites. What I’m discovering is that not all rewrites are created equal. Sure, each novel is unique, but I’m not talking about content differences. Instead, it’s differences in the problems and their solutions. My rewrite from late last year is a stark contrast with the one I’m doing now.
The first was Riparia’s Bk2, A River in Each Hand. It was originally drafted in November 2016 when I was extremely sick. It read like it was ill. There were missing scenes, ignored opportunities, and just plain bad writing.
But! The basic story was sound. What it needed was better writing and enhancements. If it was a house it would have been a fixer-upper.
Essence Stone, which is the second periphery novel…
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