Writing a book is a lot like running a marathon.
I’m not talking about stamina. I’m talking about dealing with mishaps along the way.
Suppose you’re running a marathon and you drop your keys. You don’t realize until your five miles away from where you dropped them.
Are you going to circle back and look for them or are you going to keep going?
You’ve got to keep going if you want to get across that finish line. Cross the line, then take a breath, get in the car and go back and look for them.
Same with writing. You think of something that would have been good after you write certain chapters.
Should you go back and change those chapters? Not necessarily. You could…but you might realize other changes need to be made down the line. You’ll be rewriting chapters forever.
So here’s my note.
I didn’t think at first how Natalie finds out that there are other “murders” with similar circumstances. I decided too late that she would be getting mysterious text messages. So, in the rewrite, I’ll have to add that earlier.
This note is more or less for me…though if you are one of the 3.5 people actually reading the chapters, there’s some info for you.