Okay, so I have these three chapters that have just been sketched in as place markers. I'm going in now to fill them in, but I'm considering (but not decided) a major change to the book, a main character getting banished to back story. Do I fill in the chapters with new change in mind, or with same character and make the changes in revision?
What would you do?
Here's what I'm going to do...postpone killing the character until I have the full draft done.
Oh boy. Can't wait to see what kind of mess I have when I'm finished.
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