Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Getting Back To It

I've not worked on Overboard in approximately a month.  I had over three weeks away from work and I try to avoid working on the novel at home - I don't want to lock myself in my office away from the family on days that I'm home.
Also, the hiatus should allow me to return to the project with fresh eyes.  Feedback from beta readers has led me to consider three options for going forward:  
A)  Continue to rewrite and refine the novel in its current form.
B)  Go with a MAJOR rewrite, basically a whole new second half.
C)  Shelve it and move on to another novel.
Right now I'm leaning toward Option A.

More later, especially on my Flogging.


Paul Lamb said...

My advice is to shelve it for now and get immersed in something new. I don't think you can bring the kind of ruthless editing it probably needs while you are still so close to its composition. Take a break from it and get your writing focused on something new for a while. You'll be glad you did, and you'll return to your first manuscript refreshed.

That's what I think.

Paul Lamb said...

So what did you decide to do?