Hey guys, I'm writing my first draft for a zombie apocalypse story that came to me the other day. I've been plotting some basic big-moments and then coming up with sub-plots and small situations/scenes to populate in there. My understanding of a first draft is to just get the words down. I do go back and do some editing but this is usually when I want a break from writing. But what about changes to the plot? What if I decide half way through that I want my two main characters (boy and girl around 15-17) to come from 'different sides of the road' which would for my story make them not know much about each other? I originally couldn't decide if I wanted them to be siblings but I opted for friends with a few situations to test their friendship and their eventual developing relationship. Then, one scene took all that and threw it in the bin. I then saw them as different not really being part of each others worlds. She's rich, snobby (well that's his perception of her) and he's on the other side, doing what they can to survive. Do I still continue writing with the new plotline and as part of draft two, go back and change the beginning fundamentals to match that change? Sometimes I stick a note in to show roughly where I've deviated from the plot. Thanks heaps!