I was back to work on Monday, breaking another part of the rewrite open. This time, there was an issue of logic concerning Rachel’s underdog response, one which I totally agreed with, but hadn’t seen the way around until I got to the end and looked backward. So . . . I totally rewrote a chapter yesterday, and will have to rewrite another two this morning to carry on the new logic, but basically what I did was make a reveal a few chapters earlier to get rid of a questionable situation and more questionable response. It had the unexpected benefit of allowing Rachel to figure something out instead of Al telling her, which incidentally made it a lot more satisfying, and it also strengthened Trent’s character, too. Minimal disruption for maximum benefit.
I’ll be on the road tomorrow headed out to Portland and Seattle for the weekend. Hope to see some of you there. More info at the tour page.