with the first revision of england. it has been a long, hard rewrite. one of these days i will do a project in its proper order—not write it back to front, not try to rewrite a beginning on the heels of working out the end. it has been very, very hard to once again pretend that i don’t know what will happen next.
in his nerdist podcast from a couple years ago, neil gaiman talked about how you have to keep writing even when you’re uninspired . . .
You have to write when you’re not inspired. And you have to write the scenes that don’t inspire you. And the weird thing is that six months later, a year later, you’ll look back at them and you can’t remember which scenes you wrote when you were inspired and which scenes you just wrote because they had to be written next.
fingers bloody crossed, because the inspiration was lacking this time, and the impatience was in full force.