Day 201

Spoiler Alert! May contain planning-stage plot/character details or other spoilers!

17 May 2017

So I feel slightly better about how much of a struggle getting through yesterday’s five chapters was now that I realize the word count was a full third longer than the first batch. Hoping that was unusually extensive, ‘cause man it sucked. Of course, trying to cram the work into a few hours didn’t help…

Generally angsting over how hard it is to get characterization and plot reveals right in-flow. And how my book map always ends up needlessly and confusingly complex. And also how the word count keeps inflating instead of being trimmed. I even cut whole phrases!

Also, I’m tired. Also, I’m hooked on Narbonic and finding it difficult to focus. Also, it’s mid afternoon and I’d really love a nap. Bleargh.

Rewrites notes:

Focus on making Ravel more relatable, appealing (gentle, aware of her fears), frame Cadence’s refusal as more “you don’t need this” + childish disinterest.

Wednesday

Start Time: 3 pm

Location: Abbotsford; home; couch

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