I’ve gotten back into working on Chaos Wolf. One of the comments I received from many people is that i need to increase the sex tension between the two main characters earlier in the story. I also need to show my heroine Jordan attempting and failing at something important earlier. Two birds, one stone, I thought. I had a scene that happened further on that could take care of what I needed. I have a a spot where bring it forward and have it make logical sense in terms of the flow of the story. I sat down and wrote it Friday night.
First, I cannibalized the later scene. I left notes about what needed to be rewritten. Obviously I can’t have two practically identical scenes. Then I realized that there is fall out that needs to be shown in the scene after that, and the scene after that. At the moment I have four scenes that I have to add things to, and two that need to major rewrites.
I figured changes would need to be made. I didn’t foresee the extent of them. At least most of them will be happening going forward instead of areas I have already. It’s just one more thing on my list of things to look for as I’m working.