In case you’re wondering, I did not get to the end of my manuscript before the family returned. But I made peace with that.
I did get just over half way, and am almost done with a second pass through those chapters. Why? Because a formatting glitch in Word removed all the tab-indents.
While at first I was going to search for a mass cure, I found that the high-speed cruise was turning up some embarrassing useful things to fix, so I stopped fighting it and treated it as an opportunity.
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I am delighted by the maturing I see with each revision, and correspondingly frustrated at my own blindness to the remaining immaturities that I see so plainly later.
But maybe I can just categorize that as regular living, and not something unique to the Writer’s Burden.