I love (yes that was sarcastic) the quirks of life that dictate that when one object takes a crap the rest must follow. Wednesday night out refrigerator went on the fritz on whether or not it wanted to work, and then it stopped working altogether. It’s a good thing that it’s on the inside porch with a temperature in the teens that night or there would have been a lot of spoiled food.
So after the fridge decided not to work, our TV decided it was done as well and developed black spots on the screen. It’s only four years old and it already had these small white dots over the screen from the pixels not working correctly. So Thursday was a writing bust as we all trooped to town for search for refrigerators and TVs. Maybe we should have looked for a new sound system while we were at it, because now the entertainment center is on the fritz. 😀
The same seems to be true of writing, when one element doesn’t work in a story all the others take note and decided to revolt. I started revising Ride of the Valkyrja this week and as much as I love the prologue, it no longer fits the direction of the novel. So I either had to remove it or redo it. I opted for redoing it, which lead to another plot element rearing its head and by the second chapter everything was falling apart again.
Humm…Maybe changing things wasn’t the answer. (LOL) Now I’m doing a quick read thru (2nd time) to take notes about what changed through the story, what elements are no longer needed, what elements need to be added, and what isn’t working. *Sigh* The joys of writing a full-length novel, maybe I should regulate myself to novellas?