Worst Part of Beginning the Rewrite Process
The worst part of the editing and rewriting process I’ve experienced is the elimination of one character. This one character was a bit of a pain in the neck to deal with the first time, mostly because he was not really just one character, but six. The character in question could change into one of five different super hero personas, each one with their own personality. Adding in his own “secret identity” personality, that basically made six different characters I needed to keep track of. It made me appreciate how difficult it must have been to write Doom Patrol’s Crazy Jane, who had multiple personalities with each one having different powers.
Thus, now that this one character who is really six characters has been eliminated, I need to fill at least some of the spots he filled. I now have to add in at least two new characters to the mix.
This one nice thing about it is that it eliminates a flying super hero, bringing that number down to two. It also adds in a little something extra to one of the two flyers which shows how valuable the power is to characters in my story.