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)