(WIP: Dove I updated this post to include the new rewrite opening. If you’re interested.)
Rewrites can be rather easy. If all your doing is making things better without changing the timeline or the actions of the characters, it’s easy. I keep both files open and just boost paragraph by paragraph.
Dove is NOT easy. This rewrite is changing everything. I’m revamping the characters and the timeline. Certain events don’t happen and others happen differently.
I should be finished at about 120k words. I think. I’m only at 84k right now.
Scratch that. This may reach 150k. That’s going to mean I need to break it into two books (adding an extra scene here or there) or I need to cut down. Not sure which is more likely.
It’s moving along. But I have several more months to write. I know a lot of it will be skipped time, but it’s still a lot of scenes to go.
I don’t know if this rewrite will be the last time I write out the full draft. Most of the time I’ll reread scenes and plug them in or edit in the story. Serious rewrites are a pain. Which would you prefer? Two short novels or one extra long one? Dove falls closest to LBGT+ Romance now. I moved away from the fantasy elements and the story around them is definitely shoved to the back. The main conflict is the relationship between Icarus and Joe.