By about the End of the Beginning (1/4), I found the plot working, the character believable though not completely likable, the issues of value.
I wanted it to be great.
Continued reading to the end today. Things picked up shortly before the Halfway mark. The heart and soul of the work emerged. I shed tears. I really cared.
Made me a believer again.
Work needs to be done. More authentic details. Entire first quarter reworked. Character deepened. More foreshadowing. Smoother flow. Interconnecting thematic significance on all levels.
Can't help but wonder -- how many times will he rewrite his piece to make it truly memorable???
How many times do you rewrite a piece from beginning to end in an effort to make it truly memorable??