I’ve been thinking maybe I’ve been too lax with my writing. I’m not one to analyze and decipher every scene and chapter. If it feels like the characters are growing and the plot progressing, I leave things alone. But one of my CP’s is very dilligent about making sure every scene counts, so I thought I’d try it myself. After all, this is the WIP I had to write a Synopsis for after the 2nd chapter. May as well keep a good thing going.
So far, so good on Return To Paradise. First of all, in looking at each scene individually, I’ve tried to make sure each one has either a Goal, Motivation, or Conflict function and that it was at does at least two other things. I must confess I haven’t really been too focused on whether each scene rachets up the tension or whether I have rising action, but a quick review in my head says yes.
I was just curious if anyone else does this sort of thing as they’re writing, or do you wait until the revision process – or not at all?