From starting at 9am this morning I’ve just this minute finished an entire chapter from start to finish. It was quite an important one with the meeting between the mother and the presumed missing daughter ten years after the initial events of the book. I was so worried about getting this right that I’m glad I’ve had the time today to simply blast through it from start to finish in one sitting. If I had done it any other way then I’d have spent the time away from the keyboard fretting about tiny details and not getting it done.
It actually reads back quite well. Some obvious tweaking here and there will need to be done when I go back over everything after getting to the end of draft one but it’s the first time in a long while that I’ve examined what I’ve written and been pretty pleased with it. Perhaps it’s because it’s one of the strongest character beats in the book or perhaps it’s because there’s been quite the build up to this happening. Either way it’s not playing out as totally awful so it’s a good start.