…and three back. Yesterday I had a really good writing day, finishing an entire (if brief) chapter on my current work-in-progress and chalking up almost 1,000 words.
This morning, I woke to the slightly grim realisation that although there’s nothing particularly wrong with what I wrote, there’s a better and more dramatic way to structure the scene involving more action and a stronger ‘inciting incident’. As it’s fairly close to the beginning of the book, the more action the better, so out those 900+ words will have to come.
I’m sure the chapter (and the book) will be better as a result but it can be a little soul destroying having to re-write so much at once. And anyone who says a writer’s life is an easy one can come round right now and watch me tear out my hair!