The end of chapter 3 drags on, and by evening I’m glaring at the screen. Still, I told myself I’d finish it today, and so neither the Dogfish Head beer in the fridge nor Portal 2 nor anything else gets done until I’ve finished it. 2,500 words later and with a splitting headache, I close the chapter.
It’s a hell of a lot better than the Chapter 3 I had before. Still, I hate days where the writing drags like this. They’re part of the job, but damn, do they make my head pound.
On the other hand, I’ve got an outline for Chapter 6 now, including a very nice “hey, remember the consequences you dodged back in Chapter 3? HERE THEY ARE! AND HERE’S ANOTHER ON TOP OF THAT!” moment. Also, since I’m still a little fuzzy on the details of the fights, the outline has one entry just marked “SECONDARY FRACAS.”
Secondary Fracas is more of an album name than a band name. Not sure whose album, though.