Downtime and looking ahead

Without any burning story ideas, I’m in absorbing mode, watching movies and TV, and reading. Eventually, a few elements will come together and spark a story idea. In October, I’ll start planning for NaNoWriMo.

I have a number of things in various stages from rough draft to almost there, so I’m poking around with editing. Today I looked at both versions of “Bayou Girl”. Version A is my orginal rough draft, version B is the draft I did after getting the story critiqued in my writers group. In version B, I move a major scene to a later point. After reading both, I like version A much better. Moving the scene threw the whole story out of whack. Sometimes, changing things can make a story better. Sometimes, it’s better to trust your instincts. So I’m going to clean up version A and look for a market to send “Bayou Girl” to.

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