Oh, how I loves me a challenge. Which is what this rewrite has become.
But in a good way.
I’ve figured my way through several problem areas, came up with (hopefully) better ways to show important story/plot points, but still have quite a ways to go.
Bonus – what originally seemed like an insurmountable task is slowly becoming an opportunity to push my creativeness beyond its limits and turn this thing into even more of a thrill ride.
Which was my original intent to begin with.
So far, the hardest part has been forcing myself to stop hanging onto the contents of the previous draft. Which ain’t easy. A lot of it is material I thought worked fine, but as always, can be better. Letting go of something I slaved over and hammered out is tough, but it has to be done.
Once I come up with new or revised scenes and sequences I like, working them into the story shouldn’t be too hard.
At least that’s what I’m hoping.