I really like my weekends. The two days of pushed back from my desk give me the proper time I need to reflect on what I’ve been doing the last five days. And as is wont to happen, I had a great idea Saturday that has kept me thinking all weekend. I’ve got just the last 100 pages on my rewrite, which should fill up the rest of my week nicely, but now I’m going to have to work a bit harder to stay within my personal deadline to fit the new stuff in.
Sliding a new character in at last moment is tricky, but it comes with its own joys as I discover things about said character as Rachel does. It’s how I build characters, unlike some authors who write everything down and build a character before they ever reach the page. Both ways work, and both ways have their own perks and downfalls. With my on-the-fly method, I have to be a lot more flexible when I’m writing, especially this close to the end.
My new guy is fitting in really well, but he’s going to take a lot of work before I’m happy that he’s evolving in the right way. Today should be fun as I go back and tweak him before moving on to the new chapter I realized I need to write.