I can't even begin to tell you how many people have read/critiqued/edited 'Blue.' And yet, tonight, as I'm going through it one more time, I discover that there is a horrendous discrepancy in ages. My heroine's supposed to be fourteen. Then her brother's born seven years later. That makes her twenty-one if I'm not mistaken. No one caught this. I've got her being fourteen. I could just about spit nails.
Don't get me wrong. I am incredibly grateful that I discovered it. Can you even imagine what it would be like having my publisher say, 'Excuse me, but what on earth are you thinking?'
This puts me in a quandary because I have the world changing when she's born. How do I solve this?
The joys of being a writer! Honestly!!!
I do so love a mystery. I'll probably be up all night trying to figure out how to fix this. I want the change to be when she's born, but that means I'll have to make her brother be born earlier. Hmmm. Mind's fried at the moment.
Lying abed - awake - will help. It always does. The Muse hates for me to sleep.
Life is perplexing!