Well, this is embarrassing. After going on about how a nifty little change in the second and third books would fix all problems, I went ahead and made the change.
And it was awful.
It just didn't work.
The only thing I can think is that both books had a certain arc, and that I can't take out a long section from one and put it in the other without losing a certain cohesiveness. It isn't a logical difference, it's something else. Subtle clues that show whether the chapters are supposed to be in the first half of one book but not the ending of another.
I just know that when I read it, it was completely wrong.
I think I'll shut-up about writing for awhile.
Hey, saw Snowpiercer last night. Cool movie.
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