I’ve finished editing my novel, Heather Girl. I eliminated all of the adverbs, all of the cliches, all of the unrealistic dialogue, all of the exposition, all of the backstory narrative, the non-engaging beginning, all of the parts where the author intrudes on the story, all of the parts that don’t develop the character or move the story forward, all of the simply boring parts, and the inconclusive ending. In its place is a new, happy ending. Here is the novel in its entirety.
Heather is sick and is mad at her father. Her father has Alzheimer’s. So nothing really gets resolved.
And then she found five dollars.
Thank you all for playing along. Unfortunately, there are no parting gifts.