Hey guys - that writing things down in front of everyone REALLY works! I have only one thing left on my to-do list to complete, yay!
I feel a little more accomplished now, even though I am stuck with my current WIP. But lately I've been thinking a lot about the books I already have out in the world.
I think everyone believes their first book could be a little bit better. But lately I have been itching to re-edit Game On. I know it's not terrible. My CPs wouldn't have let me publish something terrible, but I have learned so much in the last six months, that maybe I need to apply some of that to the story. Nothing will change in terms of the plot - I'm completely happy with the way the story plays out. I just want to make it tidier. One of my missions will be to edit a couple chapters a day and re-submit it to Amazon when it's as sparkly and shiny as I want it to be.
Then there's If I Let You Go. It was only meant to be a novella - but many, many reviewers felt I missed an opportunity for brilliance by making it so short. I know it's fluff, that's what it was meant to be, and I kinda love it. In terms of writing skill, it's probably the best thing I've ever written and landed me in the Top 15 of Amazon's short stories. But over Christmas, a very nice lady emailed me and asked if I'd considered writing the whole story again from the male POV. Technically, I hadn't. I considered it when I was I was writing IILYG, but once I was done, well, I was done. And now I don't know what to do. I definitely want to explore it from the other side but I don't know if anyone else would want to read the same story again told ... backwards, as it were. So, I guess I'm seeking opinions - both from people who read IILYG and those who haven't. Would you want to read the same story from a different POV? Or should I just be happy with that I wrote the first time. (And I am, I really am!)
Another thing that has recently been mentioned is the A-Z Challenge. As someone who doesn't plan more than a few days in advance, this made me whimper. Anyone else out there decided whether to participate this year?