So, the Compleat Combined Manuscript of Neogenesis now stands at 105,647 words, more-or-less. I need to write two more scenes and build a buncha bridges, which is not quite the same as writing a scene, even though some bridges pack more wordage than a scene.
It’s an art. Yeah.
There may still be a minor timing problem lurking in the depths, and I have to go back and find the perfect place to put a sentence to explain That Thing, but there’s nothing so seriously askew that I can’t go forward comfortably and finish the damn’ thing.
I think that yesterday, when I stitched together the front half with the back half and could finally, finally, see the book as One Whole Thing, instead of a bunch of Random Chunks, was the first time I felt certain in my bones that I could actually finish the damn’ thing, so progress, if not yet victory, is mine.
On the not-book side of things — does anybody here wear bifocal contact lenses? The last time I tried them, the approved method was to over-correct one eye and under-correct the other, in order to give the wearer “bi-focal vision,” but all it ever gave me is a headache. I understand that there have been Advances since then, including soft contacts built in rings of varying powers, so your eye can choose which ring it needs to see through for a certain task. Much more like my glasses, in fact.
. . .and I think that’s all the news I have at the moment. Hope everyone who celebrated had a happy holiday of their choice.
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105,647/120,000 OR 88% complete
“It is possible, after all, to have too many enemies.”