Saturday, April 21, 2012

Oh Good Grief

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!


  1. It's so irritating to find glaring discrepancies like that -- especially when they weren't glaring enough for anyone to notice, and you found it by accident. Once you see it, though, you know how glaring it is! It may take some time to figure out how to move ahead after fixing the problem, but you'll figure it out -- and the story will be better for it! Glad you found it, though, whew!

  2. Tolkien would say it wasn't a mistake, but how did it happen.... :-)

  3. Good grief -- see today's post (Sunday)