This year I am writing a novel.
Some of you may recall me sharing a few posts ago that I am unhappy with my chapter one and that at some point I need to go back and do a hardcore edit or re-write it completely. The problem has been that I haven’t been sure of what to do with it and so I continue to write on with that small thorn in my side. Well, for some reason as I began it start writing chapter nineteen, the end just a few more chapters away, it came to me. I now had a clear vision of what my chapter one needed to become.
So, I put chapter nineteen on hold and returned to the beginning. I didn’t have to scrap the entire chapter but there were sections that were erased. I moved some sections around and I completely wrote other sections. Now I have a chapter one that I believe fits better with the over all tone and storyline. It needs editing still and I still some uncertainty with it but I am happy to have made progress with it and happy that it isn’t haunting me as I move into writing chapter nineteen.
By Shari Marshall – 2021