Start at the Beginning - Again

Author: Anastasia V. Pergakis // Category: ,

Yes, it has been a long time since I made a post. Life got in the way and I was unable to really concentrate on my novel. It's very sad and regrettable. But, instead of focusing on the past, let's just continue on with building the future.

During NaNo this year, I had the thought that my first draft NaNo was better than my 2nd or even 3rd draft novel of "The Faery's Tale" that I have been working on for years now.

So, suddenly tonight (the main reason for a new blog post) I had the thought to scrap everything I had written (and re written and re written), and start all over again. Now, I'm sure many of your are thinking "Why on earth would you do that!?" Well --

I started this story such a long time ago, that I feel in time it has become bogged down with useless details. "So why don't you just take them out?" Well, I would, but I can't seem to do it, no matter how hard I try. I think it's because I'm personally attached to the story itself, that I just can't part with some of the useless scenes, as I myself love them for their cuteness or humor or action.

So, I feel it would be best to start all over with just my character notes, like I would for a NaNo novel, and see what happens. If I ever get stuck, I'm sure I'll go back to the old version and see if I can use anything, but with a "new story" sort of thing, I'll be able to weed out and only use the important things. (At least that is the hope.)

Yes, my followers will now really follow the journey as I write "The Faery's Tale" - from the beginnng. Isn't that wonderful?

2 Responses to "Start at the Beginning - Again"

Mireyah Wolfe Says :
December 11, 2009 at 10:19 PM

*waves furiously* Hiya!! I wish you the best of luck, of course!! =)

William Says :
December 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Very interesting work, contact me, would like to talk. STUMP

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