I’ve been re-reading my first manuscript, which is admittedly very old by now. I wrote it nearly ten years ago now. As I’m reading through it, I’m finding that some of the characterisations that I used I may want to change, as well as a few other things that I’m no longer sure I want to keep. Maybe because it’s been ten years since I wrote it I’ve grown up and I’m older (and wiser?) now. Cause some things that didn’t bother me then bothers me now.
For example, I have a character that I feel that I’m on the border of slut-shaming. Which is not something I want to do. I should be able to make a few changes to her (or rather, the reactions of people around her), to remove those aspects.
There’s also a scene where the villain of the story tries to rape the heroine. He doesn’t succeed (of course), but it’s a scene I’m rather uncomfortable keeping. I may need to look into changing it somehow to have the same results, but without the attempted rape. I just think that maybe an attempted rape is a bit too much, you know?
Other than that, there’s just a few small adjustments that I want to make. (You find something new on each read through!) Once all that’s done, I will try to put it into the correct format for Kindle, and upload it to Amazon. (Unless someone has heard that there are better options!)
Oh, and I need to work on the “back-of-the-book”-blurb. I’m awful at those things. Catching someone’s attention in a couple of paragraphs. Ugh!