Six members of my household are sick now so no school. Again. Last time I said I was editing Verity in full before I returned to Taunt. Yeah, well, not really.
I got to the half way point and felt like there was too much going in the second half but not enough excitement. I talked it out with my OH - by that I mean I spoke to him in incomplete sentences and he nodded, pretended he understood and thought about Arsenal/World of Warcraft/how many minutes until bedtime.
I realised the pacing would probably be better if the big fight at the end came in the middle instead as part of the big reveal and I stopped trying to squeeze a series worth of minor story arcs into one book. After some more rambling in sentences that I never managed to finish I had a better idea, one so awesome it requires an almost total rewrite of the second half of the book and a purge of certain plotlines. *Screams soundlessly*
So. Changing my goals. Instead of editing Verity (I. Was. So. Close.) I will need to rewrite the second half and probably do a bit of an outline to tidy up major and minor plot points. Part of me can't bear the idea but my dominant half is excited so it all works out. ;) Also, I'll need to use the new stuff to fit in with book 2 so I want to jot down the ideas I've been getting for that.
I should really be concentrating on Taunt - since I'll be epublishing it - but I'm too stubborn to let Verity go. If I die and that book isn't finished, I'm going to be really pissed. By the next check-in, I would like to have a clear path to the end of Verity - even if it's just an outline. I'm not being ambitious considering how much "but it's my turn to sit beside Mammy" is going on. Oh, and by February all of this mind-changing better be done, okay self?
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- I edited like ten chapters but it might not count in the end.
- I haz a new plan.
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