What a week this has been! I started out like a house afire on Monday, getting through blog posts and brainstorming my next book, The Prophet.
I wrote two new scenes for Light and Dark that were needed to fill some plot holes, so I was feeling great. Until yesterday.
I hit a huge stumbling block. A key element of my book is the Las Vegas storm drains. I'd researched them and was unable to find a build date, so I went on the assumption (stupidly) that they were fairly old. I found out yesterday they were built in 1990, so one of the key scenes I've created for them won't work. Oh, and that scene is also one of the book's turning points.
I sank like a stone yesterday (apparently today is cliche day). There may have been a few angry tears, too. Now I'm in recovery mode. How can I fix it? There has to be a way. I don't want to go into the details of the book, but I basically have to use some creative license to get from Point A to Point B (the tunnels).
And that's nerve-wracking. Creative license is okay, right? It's not like the storm drains are the Statue of Liberty or something. If I jimmy some things around I'm not going to have it bite me in the ass. Someone please reassure me here. I'm a stickler for details and this is difficult for me.
So as far as the book goes, I'm still spinning a bit trying to figure out how to fix this one teeny thing that affects everything. And kicking myself for not stopping to think about this a long time ago. Stupid, stupid.
On the blog side, I've already got my post for tomorrow done, which is good because we're heading out of town tonight. I'm not going to have much time the next four days for any real writing.
I'm scrambling today trying to get this sorted out so I can enjoy my vacation without obsessing over the book. Hopefully I'll get it figured out.
Happy Humpday to you guys:)