I'm working on a complete and total rewrite of one of the stories I've written. Serious overhaul.
Even giving my main character's personality an adjustment.
Because I didn't like her at all. And that's a bad thing for your main character.
Seriously, would you admire someone who kept dating a person totally wrong for her, who is actually quite foppish and annoying, while a very cute, very smart, very Scottish dude was pursuing her? Me neither.
So anyway, I'm starting basically from scratch. New opening. Almost new everything.
And I have tons of time to work on it. But I'm stuck already.
First chapter moves too fast. I'm almost liking my old chapter one better. Ugh.
I'm worried. Have I lost it? Is my writing talent finished, as far as novel-writing goes? Is it over for me? I know I've had lulls before. I had to take a huge hiatus while I was pregnant. And it took me a while to pick it up again after Ella passed away
But I almost feel like I can't write. It's not coming to me. It's not working. I totally stink. The writing stinks. I don't know how to fix it.
Any writers out there? Any advice? Cheats? Techniques? Help!