Monday, June 21, 2010


I have been struggling with the rewrite of KIN , and I am trying to figure out how to accomplish something that relates to writing. I have Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons to sit down to "work", and last week was less than successful (mostly due to computer problems).

This novel is something completely different than what I have ever imagined in my head. I am trying to put myself in a world that is still so new and fresh. It is hard and easy at the same time.

I cut out the first 30,000 words or so of the novel, but I am dealing with the problem of redistributing some of the scenes or stories somewhere else. My mind just hasn't clicked on how to do that properly, and I believe that is the reason why it is so hard to move forward. I am not at the editing stage, but I am at the rewrite stage. This is a bigger challenge than I think I have ever given myself. I am also not comfortable at all to hand my work to anyone for help at this point. I am on my own.

While waiting for my mind to put the pieces together, I do have Stone Circle (my critique group) and helping out another friend with edits and rewrites (I have been handing in short stories). I just wish I could do something with KIN, and I might finally have figured out how to solve this problem.

I pulled out the printed version of the newly proclaimed first chapter. I am taking it with me wherever I can until I figure out a workable solution. This morning I decided that I am going to try putting some past scenes back in, and then blending them in an important scene. I will be blending it all together this week, and I believe, this will be what I will have Stone Circle edit in the next month or so.

When talking about blending, it reminds me of paint. I may not be blending together different colors, but my words need to blend to bring out the right emotions. To keep people's eyes moving in searching and hopefully enjoyment. See why I am feeling challenged?

This morning, I am feeling much better that I have some semblence of direction again.


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