Good news: I think I finally discovered my MC's voice!
Bad news: I think I finally discovered my MC's voice. So, all that I've written so far needs some serious revision.
As I read over my book (my unfinished book), I feel like my writing is...nice. That's all. It's also stilted and drab and dry. I was trying so hard to write pretty that Tess came out sounding NOT like herself.
I've spent four hours the last couple of days revising a chapter and a half. And I think I fixed it, but that's it. Did I say my book would be done this fall?
I also have a couple of major scene revisions I'm working on. I want to move forward, but I feel like I can't right now. I don't want my new scenes to sit on scenes I know now are going to change significantly.
Also, I feel like fixing a particular section will help me understand my boy better. He confuses me, and I want to be unconfused.
How are your books going? Do you feel like you have to "fix" things sometimes before moving on?