Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Shape of the Story Changes

For the past few years I've been working on this one particular writing project of mine.  It's a YA book that I've re-written a few dozen different times, and--currently--and doing some deep-edits.

And the thought that has driven me to post today is that it is amazing what little bits of life and the people that are new (or even new-ish) in your life can change the shape of story.

I moved out to Pacific Northwest last year, started graduate school, started exploring my spiritual side and met some incredible new people.  And I have found, as I do this deep-edit, and rewrite portion of the book that all these things are changing the shape of it.

However, I think the new people in my life are re-shaping the most.  While the story has not lost my voice--not by a long shot--I find the voices of my new friends creeping in.

And I don't think that's a bad thing...

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