decisions of a plotlike nature

Ohhhhhh I don’t know. There’s too many options. Occasionally that’s a bad thing.

I’m trying to add in continuity notes for that first manuscript (still, yes, I know) and I’ve got all the written scenes dropped in, except for the last three or four. I’d really like to put them in, because I think they’d give my alpha readers a solid glimpse of what I’m going for ending-wise. The problem is, as I mentioned before, a couple of key characters have gone through drastic changes since those scenes were written, and I’m having a hell of a time deciding how they should be edited.

Yes, I know this is still early in the process, so I shouldn’t agonize, but I want to at least give the general impression of how I want the end to go…and right now I haven’t been able to put the pieces together in a way that is both logical and feels correct to me. If I’m very very lucky, the back of my brain will sort it out before the end of the day. I’ve got a decent bit of driving ahead of me, and that’s generally useful.

Otherwise, I might just throw my hands up in the air and say “WHO CARES” and send the maimed, discontiguous manuscript out and just answer the inevitable questions that will follow.

Ganbatte, writer-san.

/cast iPod [Elizaveta – Meant]


One thought on “decisions of a plotlike nature

  1. Ah yes, the joys of closing out that first manuscript. The three R’s of good writing: Revision, revision, revision!

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