The Author of Historical Romance and Contemporary Suspense Novels.
When do you realize the story you have just written is all wrong? With the help of my editor from my first book, I did just that. Many of her points I understand. Some others not so much. The questions are where do I start to rewrite?
Of course at the beginning and in my mind I see the entire story taking on a new life. I think this is going to be a great challenge, the breakthrough, and a great learning experience that I need as I learn to write a better story.
I have my characters so I don’t have to worry about creating new ones but I do have to change their positions in the story. You see this is the second novel in a series and I have just discovered that is hard to keep the main characters from the first book taking over the second book. They must remain in the background. Believe me, easier said than done.
I also discovered that I must move the story forward and not tell too much back story. Why – because no one will buy the first book if I rehash the first novel or say too much about the story in the second book in the series.
You see, if someone buys the second book, it would be nice if they would consider buying the first book to get more information about how the books are intertwined.
Just recently, I purchased a Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison novel, liked it so well I went and got the first book. I will buy the next book in the series. I am sure there will be more novels about the English FBI agent.
So back to my keyboard, computer, and the rewriting process. Wish me luck I just may need it!
Happy reading and writing.