This draft involved tossing half the story and rebuilding it from scratch. The scenes I had before did not build much tension at all. My antagonist mostly faded into the background, and the climax was too much of a robotic logical battle.
And then halfway through this draft, I unearthed a new theme for the story – logic vs emotions. So I need to go back and reinforce that theme in the beginning of the story. Once I’ve done that, and filled out the scenes that I skimped on, I’ll send it back out to beta readers to find out how well I did in addressing the problems they found.
- Started December 4, 2019
- Finished January 16, 2020
- 5,844 words (139% of v1)
- 9 scenes (100% of v1. 4 deleted from v1)