Friday, December 23, 2005


Books aren't written--they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
--Michael Crichton

I'm not on my seventh rewrite, but I'm finally back to revising In Her Eyes. The process alternates between exhilerating and frustrating, and I'm in a frustrating patch at the moment. The reason: I'm trying to heighten the conflict.

There is a very real conflict between the hero and heroine, but I resolved it almost immediately in the first draft. That left the main part of the story being the search for a missing diplomat. Now I'm going back to the beginning and building the conflict. The characters are going to have to work a bit more to get past it. I think it will help make In Her Eyes a stronger story, but it will take a lot of work to get it there.

I'm planning to keep going forward, taking a short break for the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

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