Monday, December 20, 2010
Revision, Part II
I had revised two or three sections--small sections--and was feeling pretty good about myself and my revision when I came to chapter nine.
Dun dun dunnnn.
Take a look at the picture. Chapter Nine has a particularly tricky scenario--my characters were in a blocked-up Refuge underground, and I rescued them by pushing the Easy Button. Instant save. My characters got out by someone digging them up.
Way too easy. Hey, that's why its called the Easy Button! I pushed it so I could get to the other side of this brick wall I had, to smooth sailing, sunny skies. I didn't have time to think up a clever scenario--it was NaNoWriMo, and the heat was on.
So now revision is threatening me. "You push that Easy button again and I'll feed you to Frank," it says. Revision is urging me to revise the situation, to beat back the brick wall--while the easy button is sitting pretty smack in the middle. Procrastination, as you can see, is chuckling evilly on the other side of the brick wall. "I've got him this time!"
Anyone else want to smack Procrastination?
But procrastination is winning. You can't just beat back a brick wall--I'm clueless for ideas on how to revise this situation. Procrastination is knocking on one end, while Revision is threatening me from behind. What do I do?
Well, first off, I have to be stubborn. There's no way this thing is going to budge--and so, armed with the Sword of Stubbornness, I'm racking my brains for answers. But none are coming.
Okay, so the whole purpose of that disturbing illustration and its accompanying post is this: do YOU have any ideas? Any way you can help me out? I promise to write a post about this once I'm done! ;) Honest!
To quote the illustrious Aragorn (aye, LOTR seems to pop up all of the time these days),
"What say you?"