I like to think about rewriting my favorite stories. Like Star Wars, for example. I think about what it would look like keeping the best parts and cutting the worst. Flipping character genders, the plot, the twists, the roles. There’re a million little tweaks to give it something “more” than it is. Not better, but …
After rereading my manuscript, I stare into my personal abyss: Editing.
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can they coexist?
What do Anne Rice, Octavia Estelle Butler, Bernard Taylor, Richard Ford, and Avi have in common?