I’m not the biggest Hemingway fan, but this quote speaks to me.
I think I’m just going to rewrite the whole first part of my first draft. I really love the second half of my story, and whenever I have ideas to add and edit it’s for that chunck. So in this time off from my story (where I just write random thoughts and scenes in my notebook, but don’t actually pull up the manuscript doc.) I’m going to focus on trying to figure out how I want the first half to go, and what I need to do to make myself as excited about that as I am for the rest.
How do you all deal with this, get inspiration, and tweak?
I’m thinking I am going to cut a bunch of info from the beginning as it is now (like school graduation and intro to the University, if I think it’s boring then readers definitely will) and push more focus on the conflict. Also, I am planning on starting a new document to work on this all once I get back to it, I don’t want the original crap I wrote to influence or bog me down again.