16 Jul 2012 16 Comments
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A horrible thing has happened. I’m halfway through my WIP and I’ve started to hate my heroine. Well, hate may be too strong a word but she sure does annoy me. Can this WIP be saved?
Sinking in the Deep End
First, congratulations on hating your heroine. No, seriously, I promise I’m not being facetious. The fact that you are identifying a problem halfway through your WIP is a great tribute to your writing sensory skills. I don’t know if this is your first manuscript or you have others in your back pocket, but in my case, I finished the entire WIP and sent out submissions before I realized the heroine sucked. And it’s a lot more difficult to fix a whole manuscript that to go back on something that is not yet finished.
My advice would…
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