I’ve started a project to rewrite the earlier chapters. I have no time frame set, just a desire to see what I can do now, versus how I wrote a year ago.
In a moment of… Okay, pints were involved, what can I say. In a moment of insanity, I posted a message in another writer’s Yahell Group in response to–I’ll leave it at that. In that post, I mentioned this project. In the forum and off-line I’ve had queries about publishing these rewritten chapters.
Here is my quandary. On one hand, I’d love to “fix” my writing, as I’ve learned and grown in this craft. On the other hand, A few hundred thousand people have already gone past the early chapters. Nothing I’m doing in the rewrites changes the plot. It is just an improvement of my abilities to put the story that is in my head on paper.
On the third hand, there is the coveted dead-tree world. That place that pays writers in things other than praise and readership. There is interest. Should I change enough in the rewrites, it becomes a new work and can be copyrighted as its own entity (and sold).
Yes, I plan to finish R&L, no matter what (yes, my will has a provision for the original storyline to be published should I not finish my work before a jealous husband has his way with me–it is complete, just not as complete as what I’m writing now).
I’m willing to listen to what my readers have to say. You are important to me!