*Sigh* Came to the realization that the negation of some of my “darlings” from last night means that I’ll have to kill more of them later on in the book…Like, pretty much rewriting whole chapters. Damnit.
More darlings. More killing.
Such is the life of a writer, I guess. You have to undo things to make other things make sense. Sometimes a new plot thread weaves its way in and screws up stuff you’ve already written. You want this new plot point? Okay, but you have to delete this and this and this and then rewrite it all to make New Plot Point fit. Sucks to be you.
Kind of dreading it. A large part of what I wrote relates to another semi-major side character later on, so I have to fix those chapters. It’s not as bad as I thought, I guess; I just have to rejigger some stuff. But yeah, it’s frustrating regardless.
I have to remind myself that I went through this same process in my first book, and it turned out amazing (if I do say so myself).
Now on to finish getting ready for work. 🙂