About Heather Dade

Heather Dade was born near the Great Lakes, but made her way to South Carolina where she lives to this day. She's the author of Epiphany (an ARe best seller) and Forbidden Magic. She has also published several books and over forty short stores and poems under the name Heather Kuehl (pronounced "keel").
For more information about Heather's published works, upcoming releases, and events visit her website; http://www.mrsheyhey.com/

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What gets you in the mood?

I have to do a total rewrite for my story "An Unexpected Love." I sent it though Critters.org a while back, and noticed that almost everyone had the same things to say about it. After the 9th or 10th repitition of the same thing, I realized that the only way to fix all of the problems and hopefully get it accepted somewhere was to totally rewrite it. Keep the characters the same, the foundation, but all the bloody insides had to change. Technically, I have to write a newish story.

Something that I dread to do. Why? Because I have read through it so much while editing that I have it almost memorized. I love the characters within it, but I feel like I'm almost sick of them. It's like a friend who has overstayed their welcome. You still like them, still are friends with them, but you just want some time to spend with other friends.

I have no motivation to work on this, especially when I've got so many ideas swimming around in my head. So my question is, who do I get in the mood?

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