Words today: 400, all of them outline notes.
Reason for stopping: That would be The Dreaded Middle Of The Book right there, and I need to pick this thing up and turn it around a bit, to see if I can get a bite out of it somehow.
I really am going to need to figure out what's going on sometime sooner rather than later.
Part of the problem is writing political intrigue from the POV of characters who are essentially pawns in it, and don't know everything. Part of it is the simple problem of making any kind of sense of Elizabethan politics at all. Man, I am so going to have to oversimplify things. And drop about 75% of the characters it would be fun to use.
The good news is, I think I've weaseled out of Spenser.