The writing process can be a difficult one, not to mention tiring! And rewriting can be so painful at times, at least it was for me, and I’m sure a lot of you can agree. You have to revise your work repeatedly so that it gets to a point where you just can’t stand it. When I got to that point I dreamed about my book and what my next paragraph would say, there was no real rest for me, but ask me if I loved the process of writing and I’ll tell you, yes, many times over.
I even got to a point that I was ready to start killing off characters just to change things up, but it wasn’t possible for me to do that. And for those of you who are familiar with The Notorious Texas Swindler, Bob was the main one I was ready to take out, ex him out completely. But, mine could have been more because there’s a history with him being family and all, and wondering what con he was pulling on that particular week. Let’s just say I had a number of reasons that I could have taken him out of the story, but then I would lose my main character, so he stayed. When you get to the point of rewriting so much that you can’t stand it anymore, keep going. And God bless those of you who write fiction and have the option to knock a character out, because I envy you.
Just remember, no matter where you are in the process of writing, everyone at one time, or another was exactly where you are now. Write to your heart’s content and then rewrite as many times as it takes to get that final draft ready. Don’t forget to celebrate your victories, because writing a story of any kind is a huge accomplishment.