I spent some time rewriting the remix project yesterday and I got stuck on this one particular scene. Something was wrong with it, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why it was bothering me. I stopped working for the day. I was sick of reading my own words anyway.
Then this morning I woke up and thought about the scene again. I realized that I had inadvertantly changed part of the setting. A lot of what I had written didn’t belong. I actually had to gut the whole thing and start that part over, which was okay because the new scene was much better.
I’m going to blame this issue on a pause between work sessions. Most of the time, I write and proofread during little snippets of time I can grab during the evening or weekend or a lunch break. I work for as little as ten minutes at a time sometimes, which is probably bad.
Working for a long period of time is better because I catch issues like secenery inconsistency. But I have to work with what time I can get, and 90% of the time periods I get are snippets. Such is life, for now.
Let’s see where we are. Page 28 of the 107 page original draft. Creeping toward acceptable novel length at 60900 words.
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