Saturday, September 05, 2009

Back the drawing board

My very lovely cp made a remark about my latest chapter yesterday that made me realise that I had in fact taken a wrong turning. I had lost focus on the main story and need to rethink.
It is better to rethink NOW rather than when this is delivered or even worse after I get thoughts back from my editor.
I have been there, done that and I suspect sometimes it is part of my process. It is far from convenient BUT ultimately the aim is to provide the best story possible.
So it is a change of hero and change of location and fingers crossed -- the story will be far more emotional. Just not pleasant in the meantime for me!


Nell Dixon said...

Hugs, hate that sinking feeling when it dawns on you that you need to rethink.

Judy Jarvie said...

Big hugs. Glad it's not just me that wrestles. It's heartening that wrong turns can be turned around. I'm taking forever getting the current one sorted in my head never mind on paper.
You will overcome!

Donna Alward said...

You can do it. And I am glad, because I think the story will be so much better for it, though I am feeling your pain just the same.

I do think that the feelings of it not being quite right was a sign. :-)

Anyway, you know you'll do it and it'll be grand, so it is just a matter of rolling up your sleeves.