Only 750 words written this week.
But they’re good words, because I got ’em rewriting the scene from last week.
The first draft of that scene turned out to be closer to what I needed than I thought. I was worried I’d have to throw the whole thing away and start over, but just changing the timing of some of the events, and adding in a hazard here and there, was enough to up the tension.
Now instead of being a step-by-step account of someone looking around in the aftermath of a disaster, it’s a POV character dodging debris as they try to figure out just what kind of disaster they find themselves a part of.
Have you ever had an editing task turn out to be easier than you thought? Where a small change to a scene makes a huge difference in how it reads?