It occurred to me at right around 58,000 words into Salvage Right, that, yep, everything is happening on Tuesday afternoon, and I’d better Fix That Now.
So, that’s what I’m doing now.
I’ve read what was the original first scene — +/- 20,000 words — and have a plan to open it up to let air and sunshine and characterization and stuff into the manuscript. Once I’ve solidified that opening section, I’ll move on to the next scene. Which is one of your Big Advantages of writing in scenes.
I did know going in that there was going to be a fair amount of timekeeping required for this book, because of its place in overall Liaden Universe® events. I’d been having so! much! fun! on Tinsori Light, though, that I’ve been ignoring that part of the process, and this is my opportunity to do that work, as well.
To sum up — the writer is writing, is happy in her work, and hoping you’re all the same.