T.D is Tiaden Dawn. The first novel I ever wrote, probably the first project I ever finished. It’s well loved by friends and has a couple of devoted friends. So, I’m re-writing it. I’ve never tried re-writing much of well.. anything before so that in itself is quite scary. Then we have the fact that this means a lot to me, so there’s the emotional attachment. Oh and we have the pressure of not upsetting those who love the original..
I’ve also not really been writing properly for months and months. Anyway, the good stuff! I’m loving the new feel to T.D, previously I felt it was a bit.. light, maybe fluffy and even falling into the YA genre. I have written the first chapter (and am after beta readers!) which feels completely different to the opening of the original. I’m pleased with it.
I’m keeping the main characters and how they interact with each other, along with the main over-arcing plot concept. Some of the scenes and ideas which I really liked will stay, but probably a good 60% will be hacked up and thrown away. Given the attachment to this novel that’s a pretty huge leap, but I’m really excited! I haven’t been this into an idea in a long time. So, fingers crossed this will get me writing and produce a kick ass novel which I’m really proud of.
Oh and anyone who wants to be a beta reader, drop me a comment – nothing heavy, not worried about grammar etc. Just want to know if it works, what’s the character like etc. As a little teaser, the opening paragraph:
Tiaden Dawn – Re-write.
By Shen Hart.
I hate waiting. Of course I knew exactly why they kept me waiting – it was a power play. They were demonstrating that this was running to their time, they were the dominant party here. That alone got my hackles up, it was an arrogant move to try and make but I wanted the money so that I could move on. I didn’t like hanging around anywhere for too long, keep moving, don’t get caught, that was how I lived. I wasn’t running away, well I didn’t think so at that point in time. I just, didn’t want to be trapped.