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I'm not going to try to sum up the last few months.not today, anyways.
But....I promise at least one post a week. Honest! My next post will be a scene I've recently deleted from "November's Secret".
I'm not sure how others go about their writing process, but for me, I need to visualize the entire scene before I can write about it. There have been a few times where I wrote off the cuff and just ran with it, but those times are very few. After I write it, I let it sit for a day or so, but I continue to think about it. Did I get it right? Is it interesting? Does it fit? Three YESes means it stays.
I had a murder in one scene, then I removed the main character from the scene and left the murder. When I decided to put her back in as a witness, I talked to a law enforcement officer a week ago to help me with the police procedure, but I continued to think about how I was going to change it.
Then I realized the scene itself didn't fit. The novel is a romance, not a mystery. A murder doesn't belong here. There was a specific reason why I wrote the scene, but that doesn't mean that another scene couldn't create the same requirement. So I did just that.
Enjoy the deleted scene! The new one is MUCH better, and it better fits the theme of the cult of personality and fame.