July 28th, 2005

I’ve managed to rewrite chapter four of my paranormal. I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working for me. I’d tweaked it several times and nothing seemed to help. Then it occurred to me that I’d started the chapter in the wrong POV (point of view). I changed it around yesterday and plan to read it today to see if that ‘fixed’ the problem. The scene’s important since it’s where the hero and heroine officially meet. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I’m going in.

12 comments to “Rewrite”

  1. I hate when that happens so I feel for you. Revising a scene can be a bigger ordeal than creating one. It’s like the words are there, but they just aren’t right. (That’s like, so deep :-P)

  2. Last book I wrote I’d written the first three chapters in third person. I wasn’t working. Changed and rewrote it in first. Worked like a charm. Funny how that happens, huh? Too freaky.

  3. All body parts crossed, Jordan!
    It’s an excellent story, and I’m glad you figured out that POV problem. 🙂

  4. LOL Jaid! Deep, yeah, that’s the word I was searching for. 😉 It does happen though. What’s bad is when you can’t figure out WHY it’s not working. I didn’t know until I heard the hero in my head describing his reaction to seeing the heroine for the first time. I had an immediate ‘aha’ moment.

  5. Trace, At least you figured it out in three chapters. You could’ve written the whole book. Shudder.

  6. Thanks Julia! I appreciate you sticking by me and taking time to read it. 😀

  7. LOL Jordan…the only thing worse is going from past tense to present tense (which I had to do with 80 pages on the CL). Then started this story for BL and had to go through and switch all the present tense boo boos to past tense


  8. This is when having a critique partner comes in handy…someone to look at your work and then hit you in the head as she says, “Oops, didn’t see that tree,did ya? Too much forest in the way?” *g* I hope your rewrite works for you.

  9. Cece, That sounds downright painful. :-O

  10. Patrice, I hear you on the critique partners. I have two of the best. 😀 They didn’t think there was anything wrong with this particular scene. It was me. (wg)

  11. Too funny! I tend to read and reread sections mumbling, “I dunno, it needs something…” When the light finally dawns, it’s one of those forehead-smacking “why didn’t I see that before” moments. Because it’s so obvious once you see it.

    And that gives me an idea for my next RTB column. Thanks! : D

  12. Charlene, Glad I could help. 😀