Writing Woes

I’ve been reading my first book to the boyfriend to remind myself of it (since it’s been eight or nine years since I wrote it… Yes, I’m really slow about doing anything with it, I know!).. and I have to admit that I’m quite appalled. It’s really not as good as I remembered it as being. To the point of me almost wanting to scrap the whole thing and start from scratch.

I feel like the second book is better, and I’m wondering if perhaps I should change things around/re-write some things.. To make it the first. That would give me some more time to re-write the first as well.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s a crisis of faith. I just don’t feel like it’s as good as the other one, and if the first one doesn’t make people interested… Then I don’t see why they would ever try any of the other books, you know?

At this point, I really don’t know what to do. Too many decisions! *head explodes*


I'm sorry Pinkie Pie, I never meant to!

I’m sorry Pinkie Pie, I never meant to!


Writing Woes — 2 Comments

  1. While I’m sure it’s not on the same scale, it’s probably a lot like finding poetry you wrote in high school – you thought it was awesome at the time, but then you look back and cringe.

    (That hasn’t happened to me, as I’m not a writer of anything, but I have a few writery friends who’ve had that happen.)

    I’ll bet it just needs a bunch of revision, which is what writing is all about. Keep the same skeleton, and perform some literary plastic surgery on the rest of it.

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