An artist toils years on a sculpture of Venus. Perfecting the marble goddess so her Classical audience will have no choice but swoon at Venus’ premiere.
So, what happens when few swoon? What becomes of the Venus?
Writers face this pickle a lot. What do we do with a novel that didn’t sell?
My answer? Take a hammer to Venus and use all those funny-shaped, Classical bits to construct a Postmodern showstopper that will wow the world!
Bottom line: Don’t just recycle, reimagine.