Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday Mulligan Stew
What do you do when you're half way through a manuscript and discover crucial geographical information that must be changed?
You change it!
That was my snafu last week. I finally found someone in the country I'm writing about who could help me with my book. Problem was I had some wrong misconceptions AND I didn't have current information about the geography of the country. I was using websites set up by the country and they tend to leave out some of the more current information. Like the vast forest fires burning up the rain forest. I'm waiting on verification from my source before I make changes. I don't know if I have to send my characters in a different direction with would be a matter of changing on a couple of chapters or if I'll leave them were they are and have to change all but the first chapter to accommodate the burned forests and the change of scenery and how the camp is set up.
The good news is I don't have to change the characters and their interaction it's just the setting around them, but that will impact a couple of scenes dramatically if I go that route. Only time will tell.
So you know what I'll be doing this week. What's on your agenda?
If you're a writer have you ever had to shift drastically mid-stream when a new bit of information arose?