A couple more pages of Chapter 20 tonight, even though it felt like pulling teeth to do it. I’ve finally reached the part of the chapter where a bit I’d previously excised from Chapter 17 needs to come back in–so I’ve had a sudden jump in word count, to the tune of a few hundred words. This is, as I’ve said before, the wrong direction.
But I’m hoping I’ll be able to make up for it once I finish slogging through this chapter and get into Chapter 21, where I can hopefully do some serious verbiage reduction.
But I think a few pages tonight is all I’m up for. More tomorrow. She hopes.
Edited tonight: +256
Chapter 20 revised total: 4,802
Lament of the Dove revised total: 122,197