This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question–Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
Well, if by ‘pulled out a really old story and reworked it’, you mean ‘took decades to bring a story to completion’, yes, I’ve done that. Am doing it. I’ve been working on a paleohistoric fiction story for… well, decades… and have it finally to a final edit stage.
OK, not really final edit, but a lot further along than I’ve ever gotten in the past, with a planned publication date of Summer 2018. I’d share the name, but I got input at my last writer conference that the title I’d selected (Lucy: Story of Man) wasn’t as perfect as I thought it to be so will be changing it.
I’ll let you know if it all works out. Sigh.
More IWSG articles:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for Summer, 2017. Click to follow its progress.