When you’re close to a project you can’t see what’s required, so it’s important to ask for thoughts, and suggestions. I sent off my story to a few beta readers and the information I received I never would have thought of on my own. I feel like I have a lot to re-write.
I have to remind myself that I can do this.
Changes to be made:
1. Combine two characters into one. Goodbye Veronica.
2. Cut out big ass boring scenes and somehow make the falling in love bits happen naturally?
3. Rename principal thanks to a contest from my Author Page
4. Think of new name for main bad girl Daria. People have commented on Dairen and Daria being too similar and confusing. I’m thinking Seliki? Kind of reminds me of Khaleesi, which I like very much.
Overall, I need to ‘show, not tell’. Isn’t this the most frustrating part about being a writer? Honestly. Sometimes I wish I could write screenplays where all I write is dialogue.
Anyway – the fight isn’t over yet! SO much to do and I have no idea if I am going to make it for this year.