After receiving and acting on the suggested edits, I submitted “A Question of Time” to “my” publisher. I say “my” because she has published the first two books in the series, but that doesn’t guarantee she will pick up this one (fingers crossed).
So now I embark on a new project that is really an old one. I started a historical novel more than 10 years ago. It has gone through many metamorphoses through the years, the last being a spin-off from the original to elevate a secondary character to the forefront and telling her story.
I had eight beta readers and they loved it. I submitted it and received on of the most scathing rejections I think anyone has ever gotten. Sinking into my chair in humiliation, I tried to forget about it and concentrate on my other WIP.
But I couldn’t. I love the story, its mystery and hints of madness. So I dragged it out again (figuratively, as you can’t drag something out of a computer file). I decided to try again.
This time, I’m limiting POV (point of view) to just one character. That’s a major change in itself, but I am also making her more mature, which will in turn change her viewpoint about the odd things going on around her. And instead of killing off another major character, I am going to let him live. Redeemed.
That’s a lot of revising and I doubt I will keep much of the original work except for some descriptions and key plot points. It might as well be a new story, except…it isn’t.
Do you ever find yourself unwilling or unable to let go of a story because it won’t let go of you?
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And now back to my heroine and her misadventures.