I'm relieved to finally get The Thousand Words series finished. They're done. Ebook, print, done. Whew! Now I have to finish Desperate Wishes, and that is a whole other headache.
When I started Desperate Wishes, I had the idea and knew roughly how it was going to go. I have several chapters finished already, that was done before I finished Macy's Diary. That was a necessary mistake. Now that I have Macy's Diary finished, I have to go back and fix details in Desperate Wishes. Just lovely. I know better than this. Overlapping time lines in books is a headache, a hassle, and when it's all said and done, few appreciate the trouble when reading the books. Granted I'm quick to pick apart plots that have continuity issues when I'm reading, but from looking at reviews I'm in the minority. This is why the sequels to Chrysanthemum have been so long coming - converging and overlapping timelines. And point of view changes within those overlaps that make it even more interesting. "Interesting" is what I call things that make me want to swear.