It’s true that editing is basically rewriting. But what happens when we’ve spent so much time editing a story that it’s starting to lose its’ luster?
Do we give up on it? Put it aside for a little while? Or keep going in the hopes that in the midst of all that rewriting, it finally clicks and the story suddenly revives itself?
Exhibit A: Preserving The Past.
I’ve been working on this story since 2015. Since then, it’s had a few, failed first drafts and several outlines, because my mind will not stop coming up with new ideas for it.
It’s one of the few stories that’s captured my attention so…so…*insert word here*
It’s also one of two stories (I think 2?) that’s gone through soooooo many revisions despite never being complete on paper. Except for when I had it as a trilogy and I managed to complete the first draft of the second book which is now mixed with the first annnd I’m rambling.
Back to the point I’m trying to make.
When it comes to rewriting a story, whether it’s minor or major changes you’re making, take a step back and re-evaluate why you’re rewriting it.
Tell me your thoughts below!