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Offline SarahW

Handling rereleases,
« on: May 13, 2016, 09:39:34 PM »
So I keep getting advice that my novel isn't finished. I think my final version of that book is out now (Uploaded Fairy was always meant to be a treatise on immigrant culture and entertainment media.)

However I had originally released it as a novella, then wrote a sequel about the MC's daughter. Among the other advice I get is to completely rewrite it and release the newer version with a different title.

Some of the concepts I have now I didn't have when first releasing it: characters are defined by their impact on people's lives after they are gone, the individual impact builds toward the larger collective dystopia. Each character is unreliable, and therefore the reader must solve a puzzle to determine what the actual truth of events are.

But if I rewrite it to much, I feel like I'm essentially releasing the same book.

Started work on the "Guillotine Western" bible right now, so I'm not sure if I have time to really devote to rewriting an entire book I wrote a year ago.

Some other issues is I have a good core story but trouble with narrative flow at the time.

How should releases be handled?