Do you use notes to keep track of characters and story details? I had to start doing that with my longer pieces, because otherwise I felt like I was getting lost in my own story. In addition to helping me feel more secure and in control, the notes have saved me a lot of time, too. I don't have to search back through what I've already written to rediscover how old I made someone, or on what street an event took place, or who gave what important piece of information to whom. The devil is in the details!
In your shoes, I would be tempted to go back and do an edit to get things to a point where I was comfortable with it, and then proceed. But everyone is different; I'm sure many would recommend just plowing ahead and seeing what happens.
Last edited by Skibble; 12-21-2012 at 02:34 AM.
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