As some of you know, I'm currently editing Broken, my first novel for the 2 billionth time! and everything was going swell. Well, as swell as editing goes anyway...
Then, I read something that screamed, "FIX ME!"
"No prob," says I, confident as all get out. "I will perfect you, Manuscript!"
"Bah!" it shouts back, daring me to try.
"I will master you!" I shout back, as I read the drivel that somehow came from my fingers months ago. "This is nothing, a simple rewrite will do!"
Manuscript snickers, like an evil chipmunk, guarding it's hoard of unnecessary adverbs and run-on sentences.
I think for a bit, girl, okay, girl needs to discover boy's secret. How to discover secret when she know nothing? ...Maybe she doesn't, maybe he tells her part of it. No, no, wrong, it doesn't work with her like that. Does something weird happen and then she goes to him for help? Hmm, like what? Like maybe something magical happens to her...yes, that could be it. But, then why the heck would she tell him? Wouldn't she keep it in? Wouldn't she keep that magical tendency to herself? Maybe it was a trick of the light...
Manuscript snickers some more and it taps it's fingers together greedily, waiting for me to fail (that is if it had hands or fingers, as is, it's just paper.)
Uh, oh...Maybe I have to take it all out and rewrite the entire bit...would that work? Yes, yes it might. But then how would that boy and another girl go out on the lovely first date thing they had going on. That must stay, it is essential. Oh, boy, this is a predicament.
"Having problems Oh Great Writer?" Manuscript inquires.
"Me," I scoff. "In your dreams." I continue to stare at the manuscript before me, unsure of what to do, how to rewrite, and what to rewrite.
Anyone out there having rewrite problems? Any suggestions for me?
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