Aloha mes amis! (Yes, I am a polyglot, thank you for noticing.)
Kevin and I have been in Maryland for two weeks now and it turns out that the mainland is mostly painfully cold and painfully dry. It is as I have always suspected- I am a hothouse flower who flourishes best in nice tropical climates. But we’re here now, so let’s see how things go once we get a kitchen and maybe a bedroom.
I’ve been doing teensy amounts of writing in the last week, partly because it’s shockingly hard to maintain a schedule when your inflatable mattress in the living room comprises of not only your bed, but also your desk, chair, and dining room table, but also because I have reached a section in my manuscript that contains a seemingly impossible temporal snarl. The two chapters overlap each other’s section of the timeline so badly that I’m struggling to sort out what happened when.
As I may have mentioned (or maybe not) I am a naturally lazy person. Partly, of course, that’s due to my ADD making it difficult to focus on, well, difficult things, but also I have a personality that is disinclined to hard work. Yes, this is not a good thing. I know. But the point is, it’s darned hard to convince myself to figure out how to figure out this problem.
But since I want to have my manuscript ready to send out by my birthday, I’ve got to sort it out. I’ve only got six months to go! (That was terrifying to write. I should get to work.) Actually, exactly six months from today.
Any ideas on how to unsnarl a hopelessly tangled timeline? Anyone want to brag about how being a plotter makes avoiding problems like this easy? Let me know!