I have just finished the first exercise in the online editing course I am doing and have realised that my main characters are all wrong compared to what I wanted to write about. What is currently a story about a mother’s fight for justice for her dead son, will now become three women’s obsession with things that threatens to overwhelm and destroy them.
When I look at the result of the small exercise I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before. There are three strong women in the story and they are vying for a place in the centre of it. I might as well let them fight it out and see where it leads. The question just is, how could I not have seen this before?
I now look forward to continue the course and see what else it will reveal about my story.