Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yes Virginia, I am insane. . .

Okay those of you who know me know that Dominion Day the first book in my Dominion Day series is polished and submitted. After getting a personalized rejection I realized that the plot arc in DD1 isn't as solid as I thought it is. I talked with my friend and with her helping me I decided that I should take the story back a few years. To show the reader why he is nervous around women, why, when he goes from assassin to Prophet it is such a dramatic change and why the change happened in the first place, why when he leaves the corps he comes back to it. All of these unanswered questions created by DD1 were never answered, just that is the way the story flowed.

As I was writing the rough draft of # 6 & 7 I had an urge to write #0 which it is right now, cause I am too busy to change all of the numbers. :) So
I guess I am just following my promptings from earlier.

This has been a long and agonizing decision, I have been literaly been sick to my stomach thinking that a book that I have considered finished is going to have to be rewritten. But the plot rings true to me and I feel right in my gut. I am also convinced because the writing coming out of my head is the most complete and gramaticaly correct ever for a rough draft. I love the way this is heading. I know I am doing the right thing, and it feels good.

3 comments:

~paulette said...

love your numbering system. #0. So, if you decide to back it up even more, will that book become #-1, #-2, ect..? tehehehhee

Best of luck! That's a lot of work. I'm doing my mini-cheering-dance for you. "ra-ra-ra" (i know, i'm pretty bad. i was never on any sort of cheer-squad for a reason) :P

Cathy Witbeck said...

I know how hard it is to go back and revamp something that you thought was done, but if you know you're right, then you're right, and your story will be better for it. Good luck with the process, and may the muse be with you.

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