“Everything is clear with the benefit of hindsight”… yeah, yeah. I know that. But you realize it all over again when you’re writing. That’s why we have to go back so often and rewrite the beginning – when we get to REALLY know our characters, and then look back at the earlier parts of the book… [SIGH]… and know that it has to be rewritten, because (a) she wouldn’t say things in just that way (now that you know her better) and (b) you have to go back and insert some essential little detail about her life.

Eve is becoming stronger. I need to make sure that the potential for that strength is shown from the beginning.

[Author closes blog post page. Opens up word processor. Goes back to the beginning to rewrite heroine… type type type type… ]