by Shelt Garner
After a lot of brooding on my part, I finally sat down to start work on the “Fun & Games” part of the third draft of the mystery-thriller I’m working on. Well, it instantly occurred me to that I was in no position to jump right into the second act.
So, I started to read the novel from the beginning and I, of course, instantly became sucked into editing and re-writing everything. Ugh. This is going to slow me down so much. But, the point is, if I go through the first act and straighten things out then I will be in a position to zoom through the second act.
That, at least, is the hope.
I just don’t want to get bogged down by trying to make everything “perfect” in the first act. But I can’t help myself. It’s just not been as easy as I had hoped to simply start from the beginning of the second act.
I think I may give myself the end of the month to sort everything out with the first act. At least that way I will have a deadline. I have to stop drifting towards my goal. I say that then turn around and do exactly that.