Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

So, yesterday I had a lot of frustration because the second half of my midpoint wasn’t gelling for me.  I decided to just move on and fill it in later.  Now I’ve been in some version or other of Act 2 for the last 3 months.  So I get ready to look at Act 3 and have a minor flail wondering WHAT IF I MISSED SOMETHING.  Since there have been 3 versions of Act 2, I decided to do a read through from the beginning to really set in my head what’s THERE rather than the mishmosh of all 3 that’s floating around.  So I started that yesterday.  Made it through after a trip to see my mom today (she’s doing better).  And stuff just gelled.  I cut a couple scenes of bloat (the CURSE of Act 2), made notes of where the vital information from those can be planted, have a to do list of other changes to make (mostly tweaks at beginnings or ends of scenes and moving the order of some stuff).  There were a few threads I dropped that I have to sort out and loop back in. Hoping to get those knocked out by middle of next week.   Really glad I went through and did this.  I feel much better now.  It’s so awesome to see how to fix stuff and be excited to DO IT.



  1. “It’s so awesome to see how to fix stuff and be excited to DO IT.” Yep!

    I just finished a second draft, and once I finally figured out why a section of the story wasn’t working, I was happy to go back in and fix it. Before that, I felt like banging my head against a wall.Once I stepped back and re-envisioned the story, things went much more smoothly. Happy writing, Kait.

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