This week’s post finishes Chapter 18, with Scene 5 (1.18.5).
Coughing is actually physical exercise – or has the same effect on me: it uses up physical energy. When it goes on and on you wonder what life was like before. I know there are plenty of people much sicker for much longer; that’s not it – into every life some of this falls. And I know that in the grand scheme of things, one little novel (okay, one monstrously long novel in three parts) is unimportant. But I would prefer not coughing, thankyouverymuch.
If there is a next time – and I definitely plan for one – maybe it is better to have even more than 40 scenes in a buffer before I begin posting! I don’t know yet how I’ll handle Book 2, though the initial plan was to just keep going. Maybe a month’s break to fine-tune the plotting.
I apologize for dragging the 12 faithful followers (you know who you are) into a serial with a slow writer at the helm. I’m cheerful about it, and will try to speed up once the ribs don’t hurt and the brain isn’t quite as mushy, but it do make ‘er harder.
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