Wednesday Words: What I *Was* Writing

*This post occurred before I changed the WIP title and Ghuli's name to Jonnie*

I am actually reading, but it's the graphic novel version of a book I already read. Also, my Kindle kicked the bucket, so unless I want to read on my laptop (I don't), I have to read my physical books and hit the library until I can afford a new one.

As you know, I was revising The Crystal Bearer, and it's in the hands of a beta reader. He suggested that I do the story wholly from Ghuli's POV. He isn't the first to suggest it, so I thought I would give it a try. A few chapters into it, I knew it's not right for this story. There are moments that can't be told through Ghui or retold to her without it seeming like info dumping, and there are also moments that make some of her harder-shelled characters blossom so readers can see their other sides.

That said, there were some moments and scenes I created while attempting this draft that I actually thought, "Wait, I like this one better than that one," and where I also was more succinct in explaining things, so I definitely incorporated them into the story. I will be going back through and inserting more of Ghuli's POV in scenes where there is a panoramic POV. It will make the story sharper.

Now if only to get this done before A to Z (oh crap, I still have posts to finish) AND DVPit!


Elizabeth Seckman said...

Sorry to hear about your kindle. :(
I have the kindle app on my iPhone. I love it. I can put a whole library in my purse.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

That's cool!