The story is a vampire romance I started but didn't finish. It's still needs an ending. I think I need to add 2 or 3 more chapters to wrap it up. However, I haven't got that far into the rewrites to really know much it needs to end it.
So what is the challenge of revising an old story?
- The writing is all over the place. The tense flip flops from past to present, but mostly present. There is a lot of head hopping (where the point of view flips from one character to the next with warning). Keep in mind this was BEFORE I joined a critique group and my RWA chapter. I credit both of those groups as well as my amazing editors for everything I've learned in the last 4 years.
- I'm finding random WTF sections that have nothing to do with moving the story along. Those are being deleted.
What's great about revisiting an old story?
- I truly see how much I've grown as a writer. It make me feel great to see how much my voice had changed and it changed for the better.
- I love the revising part of a story a little more than writing it. LOL. Yes, I know I'm weird. Just ask my friends. *grins*
Have a fabulous weekend!