I finally figured out how to solve a nagging problem with A Gift of Time today. Yay! Only, boo-hiss, it would mean, yet again, going back to the beginning and rewriting. So far with this book, I’ve written the first 5000 words about ten times. Over and over again, I write the first 5000 words. The thought of going back one more time — ugh. It just doesn’t inspire me.
On the other hand, it’s a fix for a thing that’s been bothering me about the beginning for weeks. And at least I don’t keep solving the same problem. First was a character problem, next came a point of view problem, this is a plot problem. It’s like different layers every time.
I think, for the moment, I’m not going to make the fix. I’m going to keep it in reserve for when I actually have a completed first draft. After all, it’s NaNoWriMo and if I’m going to make 50,000 words by the end of the month (not yet impossible, although definitely not looking terribly likely), I need to stop revising and get on with it. Excellent plan. So good I’m going to start right this very minute!