Daily Writing Check-in: December 20, 2018

Words/Time: 397 words and 1 hour of work, starting on item #2 in my list of short-term writing goals:

1. Remove NaNo fodder from 2018 NaNoNovel, put scenes into Scrivener while I still remember my ideas

2. Make one obvious change to “Pithea” that is not actually a huge change for that book, but will affect future books a lot. Basically, a side character dies for no real reason, and I’ve realized that future books would be much better if he lived. So he’s going to not die, but because his death did allow a minor plot point to happen that still has to happen, I have to first brainstorm how to make that plot point happen anyway.

3. Revise “Pursuit of Power” partially

4. Read through “Pithea” for further necessary changes

I have the most difficult parts of the change made, but now I’m following rabbit trails while trying to make sure I catch and change any details that are different with the un-death of this character. I tend to get caught up when I go back and re-read my stories that I haven’t read in a while. I’ll try to pull myself away and get through this item quickly.