This has been a tough week for forward progress on Never.
Bear in mind that I’m still dealing with the effects of the stupid cold/flu (I’m inclined to say it was a cold, but it lingers like the damn flu) and my brain isn’t working efficiently. And yeah, the peanut gallery can just shut up right now 😉
By Wednesday I was floundering. And I realised something – I’d removed a plot thread from the last draft, which meant that I effectively have to rewrite most of the second half of the book completely. Which means that I was writing without an outline. And I was just meandering and scenes weren’t making sense and argh the whole book is broken.
I’ve become an outline writer.
I’m as surprised by it as anyone else. I used to love pantsing, but it’s just not efficient any more.
So yesterday I sat down and hammered out a rough outline for the second half of the book. Printed it out this morning (all 25 pages!) and hopefully we’ll get decent forward motion again and I can get this draft finished.