Today I spent a while re-reading, highlighting, and scribbling notes all over my editorial letter. Then I sat down, opened up Excel, and started a spreadsheet with the following columns: ( Collapse )
I'm still brainstorming as I go, as well. While making my notes on the opening chapters, I realized that I had introduced an unnecessary plot complication solely for the purpose of creating one dramatic scene, so I've decided to strike that particular element* and save myself the trouble.
Also, I hope nobody was too attached to the Prologue (which is still up on my website), because it is SO GONE. Much as I enjoyed the repartee between Wink and Thorn, there isn't a thing in there that we don't or can't find out later in the story.
* It's the spell-fatigue thing, for those of you who know what I'm talking about.