Rewrites Conquered!

I’ve decided that I’m going to try and do Friday posts about my writing to go with the rest of the week. Mondays are kind of reserved for my crochet stuff, Tuesdays are my Yeah Write days, Wednesdays have become Open Book Blog Hop day and Thursdays are when I sleep, apparently.

The biggest thing this week is that I finished the rewrites on Detective’s Brother! My editor got them to me last week while I was still in the throes of NaNoWriMo, which I think gave me the inspiration to finish my NaNo novel faster. I started working on the rewrites last Saturday and – thanks to having last weekend, Tuesday and half of yesterday off – finished them up yesterday afternoon before I had to run up to work. It involved several days of sitting in front of my computer and writing until my butt was sore because our couch, while comfy to sleep and crochet on, is second-hand and well-loved.

Her main suggestion was to add more scenes from my hero’s perspective. Don’t editors usually want you to take stuff out?! I jumped on her idea, though. I love the chance to explore things from the man’s point of view, and Simon Creed has a lot of baggage.

I really want to keep this editor on through my other projects, and I feel like she was definitely worth the wait. The scenes I added or rewrote made the story better and I even added a tiny plot bunny (as they call them in NaNoWriMo) that I didn’t even see coming. I’m going to take her advice into working on Framed and rewrite a few scenes so that my hero gets some screen time. Up until he gets thrown in jail, though. Yes, you heard right. The story’s called Framed after all.

The other big thing is that my story, Crab, was tied for Crowd Fave in the Yeah Write challenge this week! This is the first time that’s ever happened and I’m super excited about it! I’m putting the Crowd Fave badge on the story for sure. I was a little conflicted about using it because I tied for first with Laissez-Faire but hey, we both earned it!

This has been a great week for writing, and I’m looking forward to seeing what my editor has to say about the changes. I just sent the rewritten manuscript to her so fingers crossed she likes what I did with the place!

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