The other night I went back to my short story Trapped, the superstar of my stories, and reread it. I scanned the hundreds of comments and found myself agreeing with several opinions, reactions and criticisms. Now, I find myself constantly thinking about the story and different ways in which I can make it better.
I started writing Trapped on December 2013, that means I was 18 years old. I’m almost 22 and have grown so much as a writer since then so I find myself criticizing my own writing when looking back. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of it that I really like and want to keep. But there’s also a lot of it that I think I can improve. And not just the small grammatical errors, I’m talking about some plot points too.
But I know so many people are invested in the current version and I don’t want to take away the story they love. After all, I am sharing the story for my readers.
So, would you totally kill me if I rewrote certain parts of Trapped? It might not be the same story you already know but it won’t be a completely new one either. I basically want to create a newer, more improved version of Trapped.
Let me know what you think, if too many people are opposed to the idea then I won’t touch it because my readers are the ones who turned it into such a success and I don’t want to let you down. I can live with it remaining the way it is. But I do think there’s room for improvement
This does not mean I will be extending it. Nor will I change the main concept of the story. I simply want to adjust the outcome of a certain chapter or two, a phrase here and there, and, of course work, on the grammatical errors while I’m at it.
So please share your thoughts with me!