I find the time that when a rejection comes in I struggle the most with this writing thing. I’m sure it’s the same with everyone. When a rejection comes in that is constructive I analyze what’s wrong with the story, according to the feedback.
Sometimes it’s the same feedback my wife had recently given me, which helps and certainly hurts as well.
After I’ve gone through the draft I see the instances they’re talking about. The after effect of this stings, but it makes me better.
There is a part of this process of analyzing the draft that feels different. It’s when I’ve read it and realize where I can fix the story. Where I can adjust it and where I can do away with parts of the draft. This is the rebirth of the draft. It becomes a new draft in this instance.
A rewrite and possible reconstruction of the draft follows this.
This is when the heavy lifting begins.
This all led from a great rejection I received. Yes they do happen.
I’ve decided to put all my other projects on hold until I can get this story that was a novella, but I’m going to stretch it out into a novel.
The story is kind of personal and I want to make it better. I wrote the first draft a couple of years ago. It’s now on the fourth or fifth draft. I lost it once and almost gave up on the story entirely. When I found it I almost cried. There are moments of joy in writing and that was one of them.
I am enjoying writing on here every day. I’ll continued to do it since I’m isolating after my positive test. Monday or Tuesday, if I’m showing now symptoms will be my last day.
Back to reconstructing this project.