Day 40. 38 pages, 18,356 words.
I’m just sort of circling at this point, tweaking the material I have and gathering my strength for the next big push, plot-wise. It’s tricky, mainly because I’m not really getting a good run at it. Too much stuff to do outside office hours.
I’ve gotten up early a few mornings this week but still not making much headway, as you can see.
But it’s all falling into place, and that includes some preliminary jabs at Part Three and a few big changes to Part One. It’s going to be pretty damn big but I hope it’s also going to be pretty damn cool, and kick Phase Two into a higher gear.
Or … isn’t it a lower gear, when you’re cruising solidly and want to build up more speed? You can’t go very fast in first gear (which I always took to be the highest gear), it’s just a lot of noise. Fourth and fifth gear (which I assumed were lower gears although now I look at it numerically I have no idea why) are the heavy-duty go-faster-longer gears.
Man, I, it, that…
Holy shit, this changes everything.
Well, actually not that much. I want to shift Phase Two into a higher gear, like I originally said. I just need to wrap myself around the idea that “high gear” isn’t the same as “a low gear which causes high revs and your car to make a high noise”.
See? Even when overworked, I can take a moment to learn something.