I did some work on the novel this morning before work. Came up with a pretty great scene that takes place largely before the point at which I started my narrative.
I knew that scene was there, all along. Skulking in the shadows.
The problem–as is always the problem with coming up with new beginnings halfway through–is that it wouldn’t necessarily fit with the current narrative structure. It would require moving things there over here, replacing that with this and so on, and so on… But I think it’d work far better.
Writing, am I right?
Must he retreat into mysticism,
Or locate the base and climb?
Surmount all obstacles.