This sure isn’t easy…

I’m in the rewriting phase of my book.  I’ve only gotten to about the second chapter.  I had a hard time because I knew what changes I wanted to make, but I wasn’t sure how to make them and things just weren’t gelling quite right with the way I was doing it.  I finally think I’ve got it though.  I sat down tonight and started a new outline, and now I know what direction I want to take.  I’ve been copying and pasting stuff into the new draft, but adding new stuff too.  It’s starting to flow now, and hopefully this draft will be easier than the first. 

One change that I’m making right off the bat is that the flow is faster. Stuff that happened later is now happening earlier.  The first chapter is when you meet a mystery character.  And, in the third chapter is the first time someone tries killing Tora off.  I’m happier with it this way–action and ass kicking happening right away.

One thing that I am keeping though is the first page.  If you’ve read Tora’s World, then you know this is an adult book I’m working on and that you can tell it’s an adult book from the very first page.  That’s staying.  Talk about grabbing your attention.  I did let a friend of mine take a sneak peak at it and read the first few pages.  Her response was, “Oh my God!!!  I don’t want to stop reading!  You have to finish it now!!” 

So, back to writing I go.  I’m not sure if I’ll make my deadline–my own deadline, that is.  Can I be done with this draft by the end of March?  I’m making deadlines for myself because if I didn’t, it probably would never get done.  It would just become a hobby for me, and that’s not what I want it to be. Someday, I would like this to be my full-time job.  So, I’m treating it as a job.


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