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can't sleep books will eat me

maybe i should cry for help

--30--, sorta

Well, I am declaring this thing a draft.

It's not by any means a good draft, but I've had the realization that I can't actually write the climactic three or four chapters of the novel until I go back and fix all the bits of things I need to fix in the earlier chapters of the draft, because it includes adding a lot of new material, and that material has a direct bearing on the emotional climax of the book.

I can't do that in the next four days, and I need some distance from the book right now anyway.

So currently, those chapters are represented by a reasonably detailed scene by scene outline. And about 100 unwritten pages of manuscript.

My drop dead date for the book is May 1; by then I will have fixed all this stuff and created a publishable manuscript.

Stories are hard.



104000 / 120000 words. 87% done!

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Hooray for knowing the direction (and that you need a break before you can go back and fill holes so you can write the climax). I always like the feeling of having a plan and that I know the rough shape of the story, even if, you know, I still have to write the thing.