I dealt with Isaac yesterday and I got Jacob and Jael to the centaurs. Then I started to have a little freak out of how much needed to be re-written. You see, I'm still sticking with my form, alternating Jacob chapters with Jael chapters. (Foolish consistency being a hobgoblin of mine) But by the time we got to the centaurs, Jael's 'voice' was still speaking.
The first two drafts, it was Jacob's POV that saw the centaurs. So I couldn't just copy and paste. I had to rewrite the entire encounter. Not to mention that I have pretty firm rules about just who can see the unicorn and Jael doesn't qualify. So how can the unicorn evaluate them and attempt to heal Jael if she can't come into Jael's presence?
I got an idea there. Today, we see if it works.
I hope so.
I'm also stressing about the pacing and chapters and length. The first draft was a little over 125k words. The chapters were long, at least in the early part of the book. Now the chapters are shorter, there are a lot more of them and...I don't think it's any shorter. It might even be frelling longer. Oy. What am I doing? More sleepless nights and stress in my future, I suspect.
Anyway, back to writing.
Happy Groundhogs Day, everyone. Enjoy the early spring.