Ardwynna Morrigu (ardwynna_m) wrote,
Ardwynna Morrigu
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Planning a subtotal rewrite

I know there aren't too many AeriSeph fans left reading this space but it may be of some interest to those of you still around. Last night/this morning I opened up Path of Seduction for my first reread in I don't know how long, too long, and came to the conclusion that it reads like it was written by a 19 year old. Because it was. I do want to finish it, but stylistically it wouldn't match because I don't write like that anymore, and couldn't and wouldn't besides. I've decided not to do a full rewrite because life needs living and that fic took everything I had to give while it was active. So I'll be going back over the chapters and doing some serious editing at some point, and clearing up some rough points that I've learned to recognize over the years.

The plot won't change, major events will stay the same, I'll just be reworking some of the prose. Because it's not all bad, on occasion I come across a phrase and think, "I wrote that? Neat." But Chapter 1 in particular does not represent what the fic could be by its conclusion, and Chapter 1 is how you put butts in seats, fic-wise. This might seem like complaining about nothing because it's that same Chapter 1 that worked for so long. But it doesn't feel like me anymore, so Project Path Update is on the table, being stared at long and hard.
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