A Round Of Words in 80 Days
My brain is a bit foggy, but I'm keeping my nose above water....
Sunday Day 35 - 126 minutes. Starting in on the last 11 chapters. I have identified a couple of tough gaps. These, as with the previous section, will probably need multiple runs. The secret here, I think, is not to get too bogged down. Skip forward and work on easier parts when things get too sticky.
I had hoped to do much more, but unfortunately, I had my emotions jerked around by a great movie. Sarah's Key -- a French film about one little story in the holocaust and it's continuing effect all the way to today. Heartbreaking, and hard to get over.
Monday Day 36 - 120 minutes. This, unfortunately was an approximate time. I kept forgetting to turn on the timer, but looking at the clock I know it was at least two hours. Tonight I worked on one of the gaps. It was a tough scene, a critical scene for the emotional arcs. It catches fire in little snippets but fitting them into the right arc is hard. I've probably written four times as many words -- or more -- as I need for it, but some of those words will be usable in a later books.
As with yesterday's "multiple pass' thoughts: I need to remember to not overthink. Just move on once I've stopped making useful progress. I notice I make very good progress for short periods each time -- so I need to keep coming at it and moving on.
Tuesday Day 37 - 111 minutes. So the next set of chapters weren't as done as I thought. I think this is going to be the issue for the rest of the book: facts which have changed as the story developed. Which in turn requires more rewriting. Otherwise... chugging along. I'm behind, but not as behind as I could be.
Nothing else clever to say. My brain is sore, so....
See you in the funny papers.