Thursday, April 21, 2016

Write, rewrite, redo, rethink and repeat

The more you reread your manuscript, the better your finished story will be. It's just the way it is. The sooner you accept that fact of life the better. I raise my hand as someone who is slowly learning that fact. Color me impatient, Bucko, 'cause I want it out NOW.

But it's not ready.

'Walk with Me' is a simple, endearing tale of what all encompassing love means. It's my first real story of love and tragedy. Of life lived completely and deeply.

I'm rereading it today and finding small areas where just a few more and sometimes a few less words are making a profound difference in the story. The characters are becoming more coherent and believable.

The characters are in my head as I write, but you don't see them. I hint at them, at their emotions and fears and joys, but I'm not doing a great job of letting you see that. I feel it. I love the characters. But it's my job to get those feeling on paper so you can enjoy them too.

I found a great cover image, too. Took me a while, but I'm determined that this book will be better. Something you will look back on and smile. I want you to enjoy the story.

I'll keep rereading and writing until I can read it through without thinking there is something missing, something not quite right.

I want to enjoy reading it. If I enjoy it, then I'm pretty sure you will as well.

Soon, my gentle reader, soon. ;-)

Thanks for all your continued support. It means the world to me.

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