NOTEBOOK: LITTLE KNOWN AUTHOR IS SORRY
Yesterday got kind of out of hand. Chapter 27 is a turning point chapter in the book. It has to cover several points, but I only realised which points these were gradually, over time, and that meant rewrites, adding bits, cutting other bits, and sometimes complete rewriting.
So I can see how this would make for a confusing and frustrating experience, and I am sorry about that. I’m working on finding a new, clearer way to indicate draft versions/numbers, or something so you always know, going in, where you are with the story. But if you have some helpful suggestions, do please let me know. I’m making this up as I go.
Part of the trouble is that sometimes I rewrite the entire thing from a blank page, while other times I just touch up the existing text here and there. Sometimes it just needs a new ending, or enhancements to an existing paragraph. There’s “spackling and patching” and then there’s “major eathworks”. If you you only tweak an existing chapter a little, you’d feel silly calling that a second draft. So would that be a 1.5 draft? 1.2 draft?
I do know that there are some people out there who are reading GOOD INTENTIONS, and for that I am grateful. Thank you, and I am working on ways to make this whole system work better.