The Search Begins in Chapter 12 and also my Hesitation About my 2nd Draft
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Although I haven’t started chapter 12 yet. I have outlined it pretty good and I’m ready to start working on it. Of course this chapter 12 is way different from my first draft’s chapter 12. Events will be changed around. Some scenes that were in earlier chapters in the first draft will now be in this chapter .
It has changed drastically. It will involve the search for Sirena’s friend Gaby. I almost have like a hesitation about this chapter because I’m almost 30,000 words in and my main character Sirena has not really interacted with the yearling werewolf pack all that much and she doesn’t really know about her powers or who she is quiet yet. However, in the first draft I had it where she knew early on.
In the first draft it was like this:
End of Act 1 she finds out who she is
End of Act 2 she must make a decision to save her town and family
End Act 3 she must make a decision whether to risk staying or leave with the pack
I want to keep it that way in this draft .
But in this 2nd draft everything seems to be coming later than what it did in the first draft. Maybe I have pacing issues ? I don’t know .
Well I did add scenes that wasn’t in the first draft and take scenes away that were in the first draft. So that can be my issue right there . The new scenes that I have written has lead the story to more new scenes all together. Maybe the story itself will be longer this time . The first draft was 70,000 words . My goal this time will mostly be 80,000 .
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