The revision of the chapter formerly known as Chapter 14 — 21 pages (through page 172) — took me about an hour, all in, a sure sign that I’m doing it wrong. Still, I expected it to be easier than the previous chapter, because the events in it still fit the revised plotline; all I really needed to do was line edit and make some relatively minor revisions for character development and add a little foreshadowing. Still, I never expected this:
Your eyes do not deceive you. That’s three consecutive pages with no edits.
I really needed an easy chapter, because the Manuscript Slog has been brutal so far. Being able to make measurable progress quickly is very encouraging, even though I know that in another chapter or two, I’ll get bogged down again.