I’m working hard on the first round of revisions on my witch book right now. And while other books I’ve written have been pretty straightforward, I’ve been making harder decisions on this book. But hard doesn’t mean bad.
For example, when I was halfway through the first draft, I realized that the main protagonist needs to be a male instead of a female. So, now as I work through the first read through, I’m having to change a lot of words and it’s distracting me from bigger editing points. Also, I’ve realized that I need to change the POV to the first person. My next task will be to do those rewrites. And even though I’m sure it’s going to make the story stronger and give deeper insights into the characters, it’s going to be a lot of work.
My point of this, is to talk about how making hard decisions is all a part of the process and not to shy away from it. Don’t decide the book is as good as it could be just because you don’t want to put in the hard work to make it even better.
I’m glad my personal deadline isn’t until October so I have plenty of time to make the necessary changes. But if I needed to change the release date, I would. Because at the end of the day, I owe it to myself and to my readers to put out the best book I’m capable of writing.
And speaking of editing, another chunk of tips will be available to read on Thursday. I hope you come back to read them.