Okay, I’ve gone with the plot change I’ve been obsessing over, and now I’ve got to cut out, oh, five chapters. That’s right. Gone, baby, gone. The surviving chapters will need such a serious rewrite that it makes most of the comments made by my one reader, well, beside the point. I paid good money for those comments, and I was damn happy to have them, but I have just rendered most of them useless.
Yes, a second opinion would be a grand thing, but this plot change really had to happen, and while I don’t regret paying money for comments that I don’t really need to read anymore, this whole process still makes me want to ram my head into a hard and sturdy surface.
(In a fit of writerly ego and insanity, I posted a picture of myself in the “about this writer” page, and, as if that weren’t enough, I posted chapter two in the now definitely overly burdened sidebar…)