As we write, be become attached, to a word, a phrase, a scene. After putting a book on the back burner for a time, getting back to it can cause some serious cringe worthy moments. Even after numerous revisions, a scene is just bad, it doesn’t belong. Don’t be afraid to remove scene and language that takes the story or your characters in a direction you do not want.
I first started writing Teller’s Cove back in the late 80’s. Lots of things have changed since then. Technology, society and most of all myself. I find that situations that caused tension in a scene no longer apply with widespread use of cell phones, the internet and the evolution of male/female relationships.
I could have continued to write the story, setting it in the 1980’s, but opted to update it.this requires a complete re-write. I believe that Teller;s Cove will be a better novel for it. It will be tighter and more edgy..
Wish me luck.
I am currently doing what I hope will be a final revision/edit on Teller’s Cove. It is a book that I completed a couple years ago. Some problems that I have run into are firstly, changes in technology, such as cell phones becoming ingrained into modern life, have compelled me to change some parts of my book to make it realistic-ish.
Since I have completed this, my first novel, I have written two others and several short stories. As I go back over the writing and the dialog, I want to cringe.
What I hoped was going to be a simple final editing, Has turned into a couple week long Edit/ re-write/ cringe fest. In the end, however, it will be a much better book.
I cannot wait to see it in print.
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This is so true.
I am currently trying ti finish 11th revision and hopefully final edit of Teller’s Cove.
It has been a hard week getting my first anthology collection edited, cover designed and put up in Amazon and create space.
I now have ten of my short stories with a sneak peak of my novel Teller’s Cove e-published in an anthology called “Synaptic Overload” after this blog. It is available as an e-book and also (after three attempts with photoshop to get cover right) a print on demand paperback option.
I am exhausted, but pleased to see my work available to the general public. Now I need to work on all the self promotion stuff (and Teller’s Cove final edits) Book contains my four published story Whale Song, Ricochet, Group, and The Sleep Diet as well as six never before published short stories,
I was amazed at how much Amazon does to help with the process.