Friday, March 01, 2013

Two steps forward, one step back

Yesterday I took a large chunk of my WIP and moved it to much later in the narrative. I realized all the tension had drained out of my story because I had the heroine's Big Secret revealed far too early. While this meant a lot of re-writing in the first draft, it infused me with new energy and enthusiasm.

One of my favorite quotes about this business is: "I don't enjoy writing. I enjoy having written."

I'm still hammering away at this book, but it's shaping up nicely. Best part is, I didn't have to throw out the scenes I shifted yesterday, so I'm still 85,000 words into the book, and that's very encouraging.

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