Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The only reason I say that is because I'm staring down a total re-write of the book. There are very few things I'll get to leave alone, if any. I need to shift the age down to high school (something I've been afraid I'd have to do since I wrote the dang thing), and roll three people into one super-character. And make the book less like a lifetime movie (I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen a lifetime movie...not sure about that one). Uber lots to do! (And I am apparently loving the parentheses tonight!)
I do think the scariest part is this: making all these changes, taking the time to rip the whole book to shreds and build it back up, and there's no promise of representation. I know this is pretty standard, but it's kind of troubling. I have to keep telling myself, okay, even if this doesn't work out, there's going to be a much more marketable book in the end, one I should be able to get an agent with, even if this whole thing doesn't pan out. I hope. *gulp*
Anyone else out there have any fun advise or stories dealing with this kind of thing?