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  • Writer's pictureDawn Wallis

Rewriting While Relocating!

So, it's been a minute since I've posted an update on my novel. While I'm not one for making excuses, I can say that I believe relocating to another state qualifies as a reasonable explanation. More on that in a minute.

Since my last post, I received the edited version of my manuscript from my editor. There were just a couple of suggestions and tweaks needed to be made. Easy, peasy, right? Yes and no. I took care of the revisions ASAP, but in delving deeper, I realized that I have a POV issue. My editor made mention of this on the editorial notes, but I thought I could get away with third person omniscient. However, after dissecting her comments and lots of research, I've determined third person limited is the point of view that best fits my story. Ugh!

That means rewriting significant chunks of narrative to adjust them to my main characters knowledge alone. My heavens, it is proving to be quite the challenge! Additionally, my husband accepted a position with a new company and we are moving out of state. Mind you, we just relocated to our current but soon to be former home six months ago. But, this change is a welcome one and we really discern the hand of God in this change.

Yet, in the meantime, I'm attempting to pack a house, look for a job in our new city, rewrite some of my novel, and wait for my editor to have time to give me some guidance as I move forward, one baby step at a time.

I so desperately want to write full-time. From the deepest places in my heart I desire to be a published author with a popular book series. I want to share inspirational truths through my characters so that others may be encouraged. I've never really felt I've accomplished much with my nearly half a century (yikes!) on the earth. So, at this time I want to be intentional about cultivating and using gifts God has given me. I want to be a good steward for His glory.

Lord, give me the courage and creativity to perservere in this adventure.

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