I'm a pantser. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, that means my characters run the show and I just write down what happens to them.
But the last few books I've had this really cool idea that my brain keeps trying to stick in there. Actually it's a really old idea and one of the primary cool things for this world. Usually I catch myself before it becomes a problem, but this time I didn't. Now the last third of UnderWorld needs to be rewritten.
My brain got in the way. I've been obsessed with the HalfWorld and using a story to explain about it, so my brain managed to twist this story in that direction and it was the wrong direction. Now I have to go back to the point where the story went off-track and rewrite.
It looks like most of what I have will still work, but it's going to be rewritten and the ending will be entirely different.
My brain tries to direct things, and even when the story goes off-track there's this need to make it fit until I have to twist myself into a prezel to even see how I got here.
So the first draft of UnderWorld will be a while. I thought I could post the status and first three pages this week, but noooooo.
At least I can identify where the story went off-track now, which I couldn't a year ago.