There are probably two dozen drafts on my computer. I don't even open any of them up any more ... because I have gotten so lost from one version to the next. When I started, the plot was easy to follow:
What follows is a series of plot twists, love affairs, murders and good old fashioned chase scenes. There are crooked politicians, smart detectives, hometown rubes, bar girls ... just about everything you need to write a good book or a country song.
I wasn't satisfied when I finished the first time.
Nah ... Buddy needed to be a college professor who taught psychology. He was given the films by a beautiful stranger who turns out to be a childhood sweetheart ... no ... she's a detective who has been chasing him ... no ... she doesn't really exist in the world as we know it. And Buddy .... well he doesn't teach at all ... not since his father committed suicide and Buddy found him ... or maybe his father was really his sister who became a cross dressing policeman who liked to film movies ...
You see? That's why I don't read them any more.