Can it be done, though? Can you you retell a story in a different way, or is it a rewrite?
In Marta’s case, I think it is a little of both.
I am rewriting Marta Cleans Up. I’ll tell you why. The original version is very good. However, it is told in a women’s fiction vein, and not in a sleuthing series way.
I’ve kept all of the bones of the original Marta Cleans Up. The backstory is 100% what happens in my original book. However, the rewrite features a lot more action.
What spurred this?
I’ll tell you. A literary agent’s good critique did this. I’m at the point of my writing journey where I am not too proud to take good advice. There was an occasion when I didn’t take good advice. I wish I had. I wish that I didn’t think that my story was an infallible, real-life creation.
Now, I know that a fiction story can be pressed and pulled into different directions. I know that it is desirable to want to reach a bigger audience.
So, I’ll keep you posted!