marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,


It's a lot easier to revise out of order than to write out of order.

It does lead to interesting discoveries, like you put an explanation that the heroine doesn't know something before putting in earlier an explanation of it.

Though that required less work than the realization that the heroine was acting too young for her age, in the most charitable interpretation.  Wandering around places she should not entered out of arrogance is another.  Fortunately there's another character who will drag her in and even have a reason for it.

That was the real advantage of turning the river into a bee sting.  I reworked the scene and made the characters older, to indicate time passing.  This can be tricky when the novella starts with an infant and ends with her a mother.
Tags: characterization, exposition, revision, story time, world-building: aging and coming of age

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