Now to take a quick break, because it's the first Wednesday of the month...which means it's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post.
This month's question is: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
Yes! Trust began as a short story when I was in middle school. It graduated to a novella in high school. Then it got buried in a folder on a shelf for years while I got married, worked, and did the normal life thing.
The normal life thing didn't work out. I went back to writing, pulling out this story I still really liked, and turning it into a horrible novel. That horrible novel got shoved aside while I got divorced, married again, had kids, and wrote better novels until I finally had the hang of things.
On about draft fifty-six I was happy with the entire transformation. The project spent two years in queryland before finding a home with a small press, while I wrote two more books in the series.
Thirty-some years after the idea was born...
Trust: Book one of The Narvan will soon be published by Caffeinated Press.