I’m not talking about dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s here, or finding spelling mistakes, although those are important.
I’m talking about looking at your work as a whole and saying to yourself – is this working or why isn’t this working.
I’ve finished up my 2nd round of layering and usually when I do the layering I find other issues. And I’ve found some frivolous plot lines that need to be dealt with. I can still use them, but they don’t make sense so I need to dig deeper.
I need to make these plot points stronger to thread through this series on a bigger level. I have a lot of side notes like “Needs to be more significant” or “what are you trying to say”
This is an interesting process – I have to be objective looking at these items and I’ve been fortunate that I’m usually willing to change plot lines if necessary and I think this is necessary.
I’m off to it. ~Tina