I feel one of my turns coming on…


[It’s a bit of hyperbole, perhaps, but I do love that line from Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’.]

But y’all know how I put that plot turn at the end of Chapter 4 where Eva makes a shocking choice? (I’m trying not to turn this into a spoiler.) Well, after a great deal of agonizing (and some excellent advice from one of the first ‘Alpheans’) I’ve decided to backtrack. It was a great plot turn (and it felt so gratifying to write that into the story), but it just takes the story into a direction it shouldn’t go. I would end up having to treat a minor character as a major character and in the original outline she isn’t accounted for at all. There’s no good reason plot-wise to have her end up in the story at that point, so I’m going to have to bite the bullet and re-write that scene. I’m not sure whether I should do it now or whether I should start writing new material. Any advice from the Alpheans out there?

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2 responses to “I feel one of my turns coming on…

  1. Hey, well as I have already weighed in on the first part of this discussion I will go ahead, “in for a penny, in for a pound”. I think you should rewrite the plot twist now so that you feel the flow of your work. Love what you have done so far. And I can’t wait for more.

  2. I agree with moonlitword. Do it now so you can get into the flow again. If you leave it the way it is, I think just knowing you need to change it will inhibit your writing.

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