Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Revisions, revisions, revisions....

It’s the beginning of March and time for another posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!  This is a blog hop so after reading mine, please take the time to visit some of the other insecure writers found here.

I am in the middle of a major revision of my current work in progress.  I’ve decided to go back and rip apart everything I’ve done so far and practically start over.  I’m keeping the characters, the setting and some of the major plot points but really it’s going to be a brand new story.

This is not the first time I’ve done this and I’m wondering if I’m unintentionally sabotaging myself.  It takes me forever to finish a full-length story and I find myself rewriting it over and over again.  Of course with every rewrite comes (in my opinion) a stronger narrative, more interesting characters and on the whole much better writing.  If I look at it that way then it’s totally worth it. 

But I don’t know.  It would be so nice to write it right the first time.  Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?  I hear about people finishing a full length manuscript in less than a month and I just can’t see how it’s done…

Anyway, that’s the insecurity that’s bothering me the most this month, especially when I see my word count drop drastically with every chapter I cut.  So frustrating!!!