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So what happens now?

While Manon is suffering her crisis, I am worrying that the post-revelation scene doesn't hold up. The pacing feels off, and it feels like I tried to stuff all sorts of reactions into it, but it doesn't ring true.

Maybe instead of revising this scene, I should just write it fresh, and figure out after if I need any of the plethora of info nuggets.

Days on track: 13
Days missed count: 2
Days no writing/revising: 2
Currently reading: The Constant Gardener

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fodderfigure
Jan. 14th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
I vote for a rewrite. There were a couple of scenes in Slash that gave me a similar feeling and the subsequent rewrites made everything so much better. It's amazing how free you feel when you just gut a scene.
mmarques
Jan. 15th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. That's what I ended up doing. There were a few bits from the original scene I used, but not much, and not always in the same way.

For the following scene, I don't know what I was thinking! It makes absolutely no sense where it is. And I think it's mostly a repeat of an earlier scene.
ladycatherina
Jan. 14th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
I'm a rewriter too - I introduce so many continuity problems when I try to go piecemeal and revise.
mmarques
Jan. 15th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yah, I think the problem with this scene is that when I did my first revision, I gutted the first 25% of the book and threw a bunch of bits I liked into this scene.

Rewriting was much better.
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