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Monday, March 7, 2011

Paying Off

My decision to scrap all 50,000+ words from my first draft of my latest project has actually paid off.  Yes, that's right!

The original project feeling a little fragmented, and it got kind of weird 1/3 of the way in.  I tried to re-work it.  Trust me.  But there was just no really feasible way to un-weird the whole thing.  That's when I decided to rewrite it all.

It's been tough, let me tell you, but I am sticking with more-or-less the same plot line.  I'm using a lot of the same characters, but paring down the list a little bit.

I'm really excited about the new direction this piece is taking (I know I've said that before, but please note that it's 3 AM and I'm incredibly tired at the moment.)

So, the question now is:  Where do I take it from here?  Do I make it a 3-parter like the first draft was supposed to be?  Or do I just write the story, with the option for books 2 & 3 at some point in the future?

Please vote in the comments below (yes, you!  All 2 of you who read this blog! haha)

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