Ah, Daron’s chapter went much easier. Right now, at least, his are action sequences. Soon, his will be as complicated as Aubrey’s, but this was blissful in its ease to revise.
So that’s all I really need to say about that.
Except that it gave me to time to start on Aubrey’s, which was a fucking nightmare. I revised and revised and revised and it was still shit. It’s like shoveling out a septic tank, working at it all day, then realizing that a bunch of pipes are still flowing into it, adding more shit in than you’ve been shoveling out. So you stop to plug those up and have to start all over the next day.
Today’s chapter WAS a bunch of exposition, even after I revised it. This will be one of those multi-day effort chapters. I will have to mull it over, ponder and obsess, and over the weekend at that. I am going to shove all of this shit away and spend some time with my kids this weekend.
(Oh and on top of it all, in trying to fix it, I added over 1,000 words. Nice. Fix exposition by adding 1,000 words of exposition. Fucking ponderous, man.)
Words written today: 1,141
Total for 2017: 49,257
Revision today: 2 chapters
Revision total: 60 chapters
Total words for this manuscript: 120,490 (+11,850 since first draft)