Recently I learned that reading through older, rougher versions of your writing is often a wealth of inspiration when you are revising your story in search of weak areas.
A few nights ago I opened an old version that I kept on my small lap top and found one of my original drafts of The Enchanted Locket. After reading it, I realized that I could use some of it for one of the main ghost characters to be four-dimensional.
I had written about three chapters from Emma, my young ghost, and her perspective on the events occurring before I went back to my original plot. Reading through the chapters I wrote with Emma and then weaving in just enough of her information to further the plot has been a wonderful writing experience that has enriched the storyline.
I look forward to having fun weaving and editing both of my characters’ chapters during these next few weeks.