January 09, 2003


It looks like the last 100 pages of this book are going to kill me. For every step forward, some new-fangled problem pops up and shoves me back. Now it looks like I'm going to have to cut a lot of the progress I made yesterday to mesh with the plotting changes I spent obsessing over today. Turns out certain key things I had in the outline were not sufficiently motivated. I think I've untangled the mess, but I'm not sure I'll know for certain until I start writing again. You know, the whole point of outlining is to avoid crap like this. It's this kind of mess that's killed several earlier projects of mine. I just wish I could work this out and finish the dang book. I'm so...damn...close.

Tomorrow we shall test drive my new plans and see if they work.