Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Well, crap

Wouldn't you know it. I have to go back and do some revision work on Princesses In SPACE!!! (not the actual title).

Why? Well, I just figured out that I need to make some changes to a pretty major plot point, in a way that will strengthen quite a bit of the character motivations and add some clarity to certain characters' actions. Unfortunately, this isn't the type of change where I can just posit it in my head and write from this point on, assuming that the changes are in place, and then fix it all at editing time. I'm going to have to backtrack and do some heavy lifting.

I don't think this will be quite like the last major revision I realized was necessary, where I had to scrap four completed chapters. But it'll still be a bit difficult. Ugh! It's a good thing I like these princesses, else I'd tell them to bugger off and write about that boy who quests for the stranger who coerced his father to commit an awful crime...but that's the next book....


SK Waller said...

Woo boy, do I hear you on this one. Now that I'm writing Book Three of my trilogy, I wish I could go back and revise a thing or two in One and Two. Can't though, so I'll have to make it work. Keep at it--you'll come through!

Love the picture!

Roger Owen Green said...

again, why I'll never write anything in long form; I would NEVER, ever finish.