Every MS goes through them, especially in the editing phase.
I chatted with an author a couple of years ago who planned every aspect of her book, right down to the dialogue.
Other than spelling and grammar, there were no changes.
I was in awe.
I have no clue what a book’s title will be until I reach midpoint in writing… mostly.
But this ultra-author knew in advance what her characters would do and say, plot twists, and the ending.
That’s an amazing superpower to have.
Yet, I don’t think it’s one I want.
As a character-driven writer, the voices in my head trip me up almost daily when I began a new MS.
Saturday, Day 4 of NaNoWriMo, two in-the-moment-characters stole scenes. And they were good.
Yesterday, Day 6 of NaNoWriMo, the protagonist took a walk into existentialism.
It wasn’t planned, but it fit.
Will it stay? I doubt it.
But it did give me an idea for another WIP.
So, after six days of NaNo, I have nine scenes and 12K+ words written, FIVE pages of CHANGES, and an outline for a new WIP.
Didn’t see that coming.
Maybe it’s a different superpower.
NaNoWriMo Day 6 word count – 2037
Total – 12503/50000