So remember how I was celebrating my triumph of finishing my “last big edit?” Remember? Yeah *sigh* me too.
Well apparently I have a love of self-torment, because folks, I’m doing another one! And not just any run-of-the-mill hard edit, I’m changing my entire story in first person, present tense.
(Like I said, CRAZY SAUCE!)
The reasons why are many. I think it adds to the immediacy of the story, and it better delves into the head of my main character, Jetta. My story has a lot of action, so I felt like it needed a pulse. FPP does that quite well. Only problem being that it’s a HUGE amount of work.
It’s more than changing over the “she said’s” to “I say’s.” Much more. I’ve found myself rewriting entire scenes. In fact, I don’t think a single page has gone by so far where I haven’t reworked at least one whole paragraph in addition to the tense and POV changes.
But you may ask, do you think it will be worth it?
My answer: oh yeah, baby.
(Does that sound cocky to say? Sorry, it’s one in the morning, and I have a strange habit of being unreasonably confident in the middle of the night.)