Smug me. Blew through 1150 words in 45 minutes this morning. Finished the rewrite of ch. 15. I think I’ve completely rewritten, let’s see. At least 4 chapters now. 14-15 are entirely new, so is 9, more than half of 13 is new, chunks of 12 are new. I was thinking that ch. 16 might be partly old and partly new, but now I’m thinking again. I might not get to re-amalgamating the original 15 and 16 until maybe as late as 18 or 19.
Ch. 16 is unlikely to be 15 pages long, so I probably won’t break 50K until ch. 17. Still, the milestone is visible from here!
Writing a book, for the record, goes a lot more smoothly if you work on it every day instead of farting around and stretching the damned thing out over months and months and months. At least, for me it does, MANIFEST DESTINY aside. I realize I started that in like 1997 or 8, but my reach doth exceed my grasp, or didth exceed my grasp, at least. I wanna get back to that book and give it another go, now that I’ve got another, um. *counts on fingers* 5? 6? books under my belt. (5. and a half.)
I notice once more that when I’m writing, my posts tend to be all *about* writing. :)
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