As is often the case, the best-laid plans often go awry. My goal this week was to get back on track to my 1K a day goal. And I did.

Until I didn’t.

As of 11 or so Saturday morning, I was fully on track. I had written just over 7200 words. About half an hour later, I’d deleted about 3K of those words.

The story had gone far astray and needed a course correction. Of course I had a plan (as my mom asked me when I told her this). It just went awry.

I’d been trying to play up an element of tension between two characters that ran pretty subtly through the original few drafts. I’m now working to make it more subtle and yet more present now. And that required a wholesale deletion of almost two days’ worth of work.

How are your WiPs going?