10 things I learned rewriting a 20-year old manuscript

Book cover, red ribbon in the palm of a hand. Title: Tested.

Note: This blog post was originally published on Women and Words in 2016.

More than 20 years ago, I wrote a 65,000 word novel that I was convinced would make me the sweet young darling of literary circles. It didn’t happen. That manuscript was rejected by every English language publisher in the world. The manuscript was then lost to time until I reconnected with an old…