Friday, May 20, 2011
X-Files is what I call all of the finished and unfinished novels and short stories that lurk in my hard-drive, waiting for me to play with them. I resurrected one this week, a contemporary YA, that I wrote three years ago. I still love the story but realize that several of the secondary characters need to be reworked, like, totally. So I've been busy this week fiddling with one of my x-files, shining a light on it, and working to bring it back to life. It will, however, require a complete rewrite.
Been there, done that, with almost everything I write. I'm not sure I haven't completely rewritten anything I've ever written at least twice. The good news is that as I reread it, I think to myself, Damn, this is good. I'm glad you didn't deep-six it.
Do you keep everything you write?