Every once in a while I do something crazy. Like yesterday. I shaved nearly 10,000 words off of Act one of the Proving Ring and started rearranging things.
The characters have fleshed themselves out and know better where they need to be in the timeline than I did when I typed the first sentence of this manuscript.
So today I am putting all of the pieces together again. At first I was nervous with an “OMG, WTF did I do?” moment. But with the initial panic over, I see a tighter, leaner, meaner story.