In Which Our Heroine…Doesn’t Do Much….

Project Title: The Mistress of Frosthaven
Genre: YA – Dark Fantasy
Words Today: 1,184
Running Total: 43,656
Scrap Draft: (V1.0 = 31,142), V2.0 = 10,301

UGH. Rotten night tonight. Realized a scene I was working on yesterday was happening WAY too early to make sense for this particular plot line, and that kind of derailed me. I removed it, putting it into the SCRAP, though it will be used in a later chapter (once I figure out where…). Then I tried to jump into the next scene, which brings us back to the heroine, but I so haven’t thought out some of the details of her storyline at this point, so a lot of stuff feels…stupid. Which I hate. And now I have to figure out how to deal with that in some kind of meaningful way. I mean, there’s a part of me that realizes that X problem (and the associated scenes) may in fact not be necessary to the overall storyline, or that to be useful, they’d have to be dramatically changed, so I may just leave the stupid in as a placeholder, since I have nothing better to fit in there just yet, and will probably have to spend some serious time working though it and the world-building necessary to fill in that gap… UGH. I just…hate knowing that something is this ticky-tacky placeholder without any significant meaning. But I do think once the primary plot line is developed, a better way to utilize this giant, gaping, clumsy hole may appear from the context of what I need to make the main plot work. But I hate leaving holes like this–I worry they’ll multiply while I’m not looking and will eventually bring the whole work-in-progress crashing down on my head… Here’s hoping it’s insignificant enough that I can kind of cost over it for this draft…

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