I’m half way through the second draft now and it’s taking quite a bit of concentration to keep track of the sequencing of events. I’m finding that because there’s been such a short time between starting the first draft and launching into the second that my mind is playing tricks on me and I keep losing track of where I am in the story.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to go back (or forwards) and find those snippets of the back story that I know are there but have forgotten exactly where. And then of course I’ve had to make sure that if I’ve moved a scene to a different part of the story, I’ve kept track of any cross-references. There’s no point having a character complain about whiplash when you haven’t even crashed their car yet! That was just an example by the way, Elle’s a very careful driver 🙂
At least it’s only a short story and not too complex otherwise I don’t think I’d be able to sleep at all!