When does editing become rewriting? I suppose I am rewriting my Kestrel novel at the moment, but editing at the same time. My writing group suggested writing in the first person to help me get inside my characters’ heads, but it means a whole lot of changes.
In the end I may change it back, but it is achieving the original aim, and improving the structure. Especially, it is eliminating the unnecessary bits – which is painful, because some of them were quite good.
So wish me luck and I’ll let you know how it is going.