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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#IWSG: Reworked Stories

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a once-monthly blog hop aimed at sharing our doubts and concerns, while encouraging one another with assistance and guidance. As the lighthouse image suggests, it’s a beacon in the dark and a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

This month's IWSG Question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? 

Yes, and it worked out extremely well. Metamorphic Mutilation was a story I originally wrote for a themed anthology, and pretty much cast aside in despair when it didn't make the cut. At some point I decided to dust it off, take a look, and see what I could make of it. All it took was one tiny change, one minor shift in motivation, and suddenly the entire story opened up. It meant pouring more of myself into it, and really digging into the emotions, but it's a far better story than the one I originally submitted.
Not much else to say this month. In between having to get out for viewings of our house, and spending our evenings viewing other houses, I've barely had time to sit down, much less write. Hopefully that will change now that we've got half the job done, with our house sold, but it's been a physically and emotionally exhausting process.


3 comments:

  1. Sometimes it just needs to rest a bit and then the real inspiration hits.

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  2. It's great that you had such a positive experience in revisiting your story. I wish they were all like that!

    Selling and buying houses is an exhausting process. I hope it goes smoothly for you.

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  3. That's awesome that you were able to revisit the story and make it better! Hope everything goes smoothly on the house front.

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