Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions Blog that tells us You’ll Always Remember Your First (Draft)
It seemed almost impossible, the idea of letting go.
I’d spent so many months working so hard to tell the version of that story that first came to me. At the time, everything felt right. Necessary. Not perfect, but not too many steps below that all the same.
The moment I realized my story was going to have to change — not in a monumental way, but enough that I couldn’t just fix the spelling errors and call it done — my heart broke.
I loved these characters just the way they were. I liked most of the scenes. I didn’t want to have to say goodbye to some of the things I loved most about the version of the story I’d started with.
Which was exactly why I knew I had to.
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