Is not for sissies. Every word starts to sound like a bad choice. Every plot point feels weak.
I’m ignoring my surly internal editor and moving forward. Taking a chance, and remembering, this pass is for layering in emotion. And these folks have plenty of conflict and emotion. Usually, this is the part I like, stepping into their shoes and reacting to the situation.
But I’m riddled with doubts, so that’s trickier than normal.
Yesterday, I started editing, moved my characters to a different setting, and added about a thousand words. So that was actually a good work day! If you ignore the doubt!