Vomiting kids, that's all I've got say on the terrible lateness.
WELL I've been re-organising my book this week. I decided that my reveal came to soon at 50,000 words, that I needed to rebalance the light and dark and that one character came in too late.
On the whole I quite like this process of first draft wrangling although I get mired in the details quite often, finding it hard to see the big picture - that's when I have to call in re-enforcements to give me an impartial over view. I don't always agree with them, sometimes i think they are wrong. But seeing what they don't see helps me realise what's missing and when they are right its usually about something blatantly obvious.
I've cut twenty thousand words but ended up a thousand words up - I'm still not finished but now at least I feel poised to be able to race to the finish line knowing this book inside out.
I am always in two minds about this process. I never can decide which is best. Complete the first draft and then fix it, or fix as you go along. I've done both in the past - but my question is - should anyone be bothered to come back here and comment at this ungodly hour - is which option is your preference and do you ever lose sight of your WIP.
Very, very, very sorry for lateness.