I know you've all been at the edge of your seats waiting to hear about the progress on my tricky pivotal scene. This morning I finally found that spark I needed to set the climax in motion, and I hope to travel smoothly and swiftly to the end of the story.
Which might lead you to think that I'm almost done revising, but whoops, I still have two more storylines to revise. In defiance of the obvious math, I will optimistically predict that in terms of time, I'm about halfway done. The reason for this apparently delusional forecast is that I ended up completely rewriting the vast majority of this storyline because the last draft just had so many things that didn't work. But my planned changes for the other storylines are much smaller, and the plots will mostly stay the same.
Yes, you are all authorized to laugh at me in a few months when I'm forced to admit that my estimate was utter fantasy once again.
Good Stuff Out There:
→ Alicia Rasley at Edittorrent writes a thoughtful post on what writerly shortcomings might reveal about our personalities, the problem of creating believable motivations for character actions, and the process of growing as a writer.