Thursday, November 10, 2005

Aging Backward Gracefully

I've figured out one of the main reasons why I prefer to do my writing in big chunks. It's because I forget things if I spread it out over a long period. Like the the fact that I had a person leave ten pages ago and go far, far away. Then amazingly, they were back with no explanation as to how they'd returned (this would be because I forgot that they'd left in the first place).

I spent several minutes fixing that error, only to discover that my heroine had aged backward over the course of two chapters.

My brain hurts.

2 comments :

bina said...

hi nalini. use post it sticks 2 remind yourself where u finished, which character has left and any other resolutions. that said, i gotta remember that for myself!!!

if major boo-boo, turn into a flash-back or background info. weaving it in magically (sorry writtin it).

Nalini Singh said...

Hi Bina, I do usually write notes to myself but I'm in the thick of a story, I occasionally forget to um, check the notes. Lol. :)