What to Do When Facing a Full Re-Write

I think I’ve known this a while, but I’m now positive that I will be re-writing both the beginning and end of my book. I have an idea of where to start with the beginning, but I’m still not sure what to do about the end. And all this probably means the middle has to have just as much done to it to make it consistent. I’m okay with this, but it’s just like, sigh, here we go.

So the beginning doesn’t introduce the conflict fast enough, in my opinion. I think it’s interesting from a character standpoint, but it doesn’t get into the story fast enough, and that’s a problem.

And the end isn’t believable enough–even for me, and I my imagination gives things a lot of leeway.

What do I do now that I’m facing all this? Well, I’m going to finish typing it all up anyway, and as I’m doing so, I will be keeping these problems filed in the back of my head. Hopefully my head will work it all out during this time. And if it doesn’t? Then I’ll just start writing anyway. Sometimes when you’re stuck you just have to write your way out of it.

So here’s to my second first-draft. Can’t wait. (At least I can get plenty of use of my main character’s new name.)


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