I’ve begun the third draft of my novel, which so far has mainly involved fiddling with the second draft. I love fiddling! This means that I’m pretty close to where I want to end up, and I just need to make everything better — add details, .
There’s just one problem: this novel is the sequel to my novel The Portal, and it presumes that there will be a Book 3. If there isn’t, people will find the ending pretty darn unsatisfying. But I haven’t exactly plotted out Book 3 yet. Hey, I’ve been busy! So I’m worried that the action and characters of this unwritten book will require even more fiddling with Book 2.
So it looks like I need to do some plotting before I finish my novel. Luckily, I like plotting almost as much as I like fiddling.