Be Flexible

I realize this process seems to be the antithesis of flexible, but in fact, it allows you to be more flexible now than you might be later.

Isn’t it better to start adding changes to your scene cards and realize NOW that a solution won’t actually work? You can go ahead and start brainstorming new, better solutions instead.

Or even more exciting, you might find better solutions for your Master List as you go through each scene card.

There is no “wrong way” to do this. We’re really just trying to get everything ready so we have an easier time later on when we make our actual changes to the manuscript.