back was hurting yesterday from too much time in the chair (writing and working both require being in front of a computer). and i was starting to bore myself with the writing, never a good sign. so i switched to paper on the floor, drawing rough “floor plans” of this last set piece and sketching who goes where, who hits who, who flees, who dies.
i did this once before with this same “final” scene; only that time it was in 6 panels and i knew it wasn’t right. this still doesn’t feel 100% right, but it is much, much closer to right than the last one (i keep writing write for right).
and lo! 6 became 14, which can be said for just about everything in this project. but we now get from a to z, everyone is accounted for, and some motivation/placement confusion is alleviated. now i just have to write the effin’ thing.