The beginning of this school year has been nuttier than normal. Because of some staffing issues and my qualifications I'm tackling a different job this year. This was a pretty much last minute switch after I'd spent a lot of the summer prepping for the job I'm not doing now. I've had a CRAZY couple of weeks getting organized and setting up in my new position.
And I only have myself to blame.
I said Yes.
Why? Because change is good. It's easy to get stuck doing things one way, the same way we've always done them. I like change. I like challenges.
I'm (usually!) like this with my writing too. I like to try new things, look at things from a different perspective. I've just gone through a rewrite that had me ripping my hair out at times and giggling like a 6 year old with a cookie stash at others.
Thanks to a suggestion by a CP, I changed the profession of the male MC and this demanded a huge amount of changes. I ended up rewriting almost all of the story. Some scenes were eliminated, others were drastically changed and most of the remaining scenes needed to be told from the opposite pov.
The story is stronger now - and back in the hands of my CPs. Soon I'll find out how effective they think my changes are!
I'm over at From the Write Angle today talking a little more about changes and how they've affected my journey so far. Hope to see you there!
How about you - do you like change too?