August 12th, 2017

Kate

Doing Alright. . .

Almost, but just shy of 1k and the close out of another chapter. So no complaints. Finally nearing the part of the book I was most excited about when I initially planed out the notes several years ago. Once I get through it, I can close out act 2 and start act 3. I rearranged some chapters, placing them in act 1 because act 2 was starting to look really bloated. Now they are evenly divided into 15 each. For now. Depending on how things turn out, I may do 4 more chapters before closing act 2.

This is also, from a pacing and plotting stand point, the most difficult part of the book so far. So I worry it may take me longer to finish than I would like. I'm not sure there is much I can do about it really. Like everything else about this, the only solution is to simply write it and manage the best I can.

It's frustrating to think back and realize I've been writing this book for three years when, quite honestly, I should have finished it inside of one. If I've learned anything from that, it's that whatever happens in the future, I can't allow that to be the case again. I still have seven more books in this series alone, so I just don't have that kind of time to waste. If I had stuck to it and followed through on my plan, I would have been starting book four around now. I can't let myself forget that error pf carelessness.  
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