I think I have had a breakthrough with the novel, but that requires starting Marvel among the Demons over again, from scratch.
This is not as scary as it sounds. I will be revising, not completing rewriting, but I can’t gain forward momentum on this storyline without going backwards and fixing some of the problems.
Given my writing process, I don’t work from outlines, so when I stumble–and indeed, I do stumble–into plotlines, I need to let them play out on paper. The one I’ve just stumbled into requires revision. And revision. Before the taking of toast and tea (thank you, T.S. Eliot, but I have macarons and tea today).
I’m excited about this prospect because I think it will help fill some holes that have been getting bigger and bigger in the plot that, like potholes, threaten to destroy the momentum forward.
Crazy? Perhaps. But I still have a date of May 31 as a deadline. I think by doing this, I can really push forward.