I realized recently that I need to remove a character. The story morphed quite dramatically from my original starting point and most of the scenes with this character have already been removed. But one major scene remains. And it is pivotal. The character is attacked, and Tavi (my MC) goes to a graveyard to find a piece to tree save this character. Considering possibilities, I thought to move the attack to an earlier visit to the graveyard. But it isn’t that simple. Another character must also be involved, and he first shows up after Tavi leaves the graveyard the first time. Aargh.
Here I go with my pruning shears, a blank piece of paper and my brain. The one that is smoking from thinking too hard.