Posted by Susan Kaye Quinn.
I'm working on Draft 2 of the WiP, and just realized that a whole section of my plot is, shall we say, weak.
I'm staring at the character motivation, sequence of events, and general logic of about 10k of prose and thinking, You know, that really doesn't make any sense at all.
I know this is what revisions are for. I also know I'm capable of plotting a better story between word 25,000 and word 35,000 - especially since that's a critical launching off point for the rest of the book. All it will take is time, effort, and possibly a few bad words. I'm even considering hauling out a giant piece of butcher paper and outlining the darn thing. Which I've never done (my outlines are always digital), so you know it's bad.
But first, I'm going to have a cup of tea and think a bit about it.
What's your approach when facing a rewrite that's a lot more than tracking down errant adverbs or getting rid of cliches?