Finding the right question to ask? Priceless.
I took the time, asked Hawkspar what she knew about the eyes and how they worked for her, and FINALLY worded the question in a way that addressed the precise problem I was facing. And the answers poured out. That many words in that short a time is very fast for me, but it wasn’t the words that mattered. It was the content.
And now I know.
One gone goddess, one solved problem, a handful of much more interesting problems to play with instead, and one scene that I’m now dying to write, but which is going to have to wait until I move into revision mode.
Revision is going to be a LOT of work. But only the first 300 or so pages. The next 700 should go smoother.