Being sick and taking time to just stop and look around forces you to see some amazing things.
For example, all of the issues I was having with my WIP came down to one thing. I was telling the wrong story. I kept trying to make it the heroine’s story, kept trying to tell it from her eyes. But it was never her story to tell.
She’s essential, granted, but the true heart of the story lies with the hero. He’s the one with the most to lose and gain. Why I missed that before, I’ll never know. But now that it’s clear, it’s put a completely different spin on how it should be writtten. And now, it makes more sense.
So, I’m starting from the beginning. Isn’t that where every story should begin? At least complicated ones, like this one. Man, how George Lucas could deal with all six installments of Star Wars in his head at once, without going crazy, is just beyond me. But, because this is the first part of a series, I keep getting lost in the story, as it goes on, when I really should only be focusing on the story I’m telling. Right NOW. Hopefully, these new insights will make all the difference. *crosses fingers*