Working on the new Bat Garrett novel and, while it’s going well, I realized it was missing something. It dawned on me that I had Bat too mature. This is, after all, set during his early days. He should be much more flippant.
All my works need re-writes, so I’m sure on the re-write I’ll put some of that ‘tude back in. The problem with re-writes, though, is that sometimes I see what needs to be changed or added, but I really like the flow of the original words. Sometimes I can make the changes and it serves the story, but I miss the original wording. It’s fiction, but I also look at those original words as “the way it really was”.