Sunday, August 23, 2009

Status - August 23, 2009

Meh week. Between family stuff and a crunch at the dayjob there was little time for writing, and only about half of that time was spent on the book.

Deep edits are done on 5 of 7 sections. About 1 section behind where I wanted to be by the end of the week.

Only big fixes remaining are the shot sequence, and the clues about the good Doctor’s growing stress. Also playing with an alternative conspiracy theory: what if Dr. Banks and Drake arranged to be on the wall that day in order to let the refugees in, vs. it being a random event? This alters only a few lines of dialogue, but it significantly changes the flavor of events later in the story. It makes the Taft stuff work better (plot and counter plot vs moustache twirling evil), so I think I will go with it; but it also implies the protagonists know a lot more about what is going on than I had intended.

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