Words/Time: 25 minutes doing some early revision of “Pursuit of Power.”
I started on the list of difficult things to revise today, but didn’t get very far (they’re labeled difficult for a reason). There are 8 total. The first two I realized I didn’t know if I needed to change at all, so I put question marks next to them and moved on. The third item I just noticed that I didn’t even see, so I’ll come back to that. The fourth item I completed, and the fifth is what I was working on when I stopped.
While I was trying to figure out what to do for the fifth item, I read something that brought me back to item 1, which is at the center of an uncertainty I’ve had about this story for quite some time. And then I had an “Aha!” moment and realized I knew how to solve this issue. I made a note to come back to it though, because it would take a bit more work, and went back to item 5.
This new idea will require even further examination of “Pithea,” but that’s okay, because my next overall writing goal is to read through that book and look for any changes made necessary by books I wrote later.
Today was definitely a “work 20 minutes just so I can say I did the minimum” kind of day. But it’s 2 days before Christmas, so that’s not a surprise. And even then, after I had reached 20 minutes, I kept going for a few minutes, because I was caught up in it. But now I have to go take care of things for tomorrow and Tuesday.