Well, I had been behind the last few days. Family stuff, busy busy. And I was going to catch up. “If I have to stay up all night on Saturday.”
Yeah, I was up all night. Sick. [details omitted, you’re welcome.]
This morning, once I was able to sit up long enough to consider it, I was just like- no way. That is so not happening. So I went over to the 70 Days check-in and posted (prematurely, it turns out) that I wasn’t going to make my goal.
Because of course I did. I finally got it together. I didn’t have a real feel for it today, so I decided to do something I’ve been avoiding. I decided to change something I hadn’t really wanted to admit wasn’t working because I hadn’t wanted to deal with the ripple effect of changing it. But I did that. Then I realized a few things, having read back through some parts and made some notes. Then I wrote a scene and got 935 words out of it, which are now on my counter for the next check-in. But I was supposed to hit 9K by today for the 70 days and I’ve passed that now, so I’m happy.
It’s been a pretty good week for me overall. I haven’t written crazy lots of words, but I haven’t been totally stuck either and I think I’ve had some really good ideas that are going to work out.
And that ripple effect? I hate doing edits like that, but of course once it was over, I had to admit it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Have you ever made a change and had it cause lots of little problems all through your manuscript? Was it terrible, or were you really glad you took care of it?