Half a chapter done, cops being cops. Also more foreshadowing for stuff I am going to add.
I recommend How Not To Write A Novel to everyone. In unrelated news I need to figure out an alternative for a bit of this chapter.
Also a bunch of research into the Irish Civil war, which basically made me realise I didn’t want to touch the Irish Civil War. Which makes it handy that the main thing I found out was that nobody in 1928 would have brought it up without a damn good reason to do so. Five years is not long enough for those wounds to heal.
Grinding my way through.
Lots of red writing through chapter 22, ready to tighten it up and make it plot relevant. It’s actually not that bad as is, just not quite in tune with the new plot.
Today is the last installment in the Brief Guide to Byzantium. Not to give away any spoilers, but it’s called End of an Empire – The Fall of Byzantium, which does not look good for our plucky backstabbing politicos.
I had a lot of fun writing these, I am tempted to do more. Possibly Macedonians or Assyrians next.
Specifically a research into the state of anaesthetics in 1928. Writing to learn, me. So no new content, because I was doing some coding today as well. Tomorrow I may finish off Byzantium, though. We shall see.
Yeah, plugging on through this. Managed to turn one of the most awkward conversations in the book into something that human beings might conceivably say to each other. Progress!
Into chapter 21, and realising how much work I have left for me in this. Need to make this not suck!
Looping back over the most recent rewrites is complete – ten chapters left to go! Time to start rearranging plot threads!