Rewriting My Second Novel, Twistin’ Matilda Pt. 4


Getting the words down in the right order…

So, this rewrite has taken much longer than I had anticipated / expected.  My long battle with the first draft of book four has definitely taken its toll on my calendar of ‘getting things done’ and it has set me back.

Sadly, I thought this rewrite would be a quick one because the last edit made it seem close to done and the first draft flew out of my fingers in twenty days.  But, eh… not so much.  Many spots needed a bit of finessing while a few others needed a full retooling.  And, finally, this edit is almost done.

But there are two spots that are just vexing me.  One just feels weak as all get out while the other feels completely off.  I have to read the whole thing without thinking about corrections and see / figure out what would either make them flow better or just pull them out completely.

So, that’s what is going on right now.  Progress is happening but it is at a much slower pace than I thought would be the case.  Book two will be done but it will be a bit longer than I like.

All of this is for the better.  I promise you.

And then the pc crashes…


Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele, and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda, Twistin' Matilda, Black Matilda, and Secret Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Waltzing Matilda.

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