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Unfortunately, I didn't get whole lot done. My fantasy writing week is over because I went back to work. My new longer hours, combined with it being my first day back and despite having no schedule, getting very very little sleep because I've been writing and thinking about writing...all I really had energy to do today was go back over chapters 7 and 8 and revise.
The scene in question I fixed. I didn't go back to the way it was, and I didn't really meet my characters halfway by making it more romantic. I did something different, but I like it. It works.
I think now that my issue was the feeling I was left at at the end of the chapter. Lilliana claimed to have made a pretty big decision that she shouldn't have made, and once I took that out, everything fell into place and now it works. I wrote a few sentences of chapter 9 and I want to keep going sooooo bad but its midnight and I really need sleep. What to do? Maybe Ill write just a little bit longer...
Current page count: 180
Word Count: 51,195