Hello, I'm making progress on my chapter. Unless I'm not. I don't seem to be moving forward, but I am certainly expending a lot of energy waving my arms over here.
Undine writes while wrestling snakes, I seem to be playing a game of whack-a-passage. Every time I rewrite, review, and unbold one messy section of my chapter, I move something to a different section and mess that up instead, and there are just as many bolded sections with notes to myself 1. as when I started.
And don't even ask about what happened when I opened up the footnotes! Not only had I not been looking at the footnotes, back when I read through that huge pile of criticism I stuffed a bunch of notes and crap down in the footnotes, as if they were seeds that would magically grow into beautiful flowers. They didn't. And I was stupid enough to look back there. I thought of using the metaphor of opening up the walls of a really old house, but no. The correct way to describe it is this:
Damn crap stuffed in the footnotes and left to rot. I thought this place was looking pretty good! That'll teach me to follow the odd smells.
I hope your summer writing projects are going more smoothly.
1. Eh, that bold sentence is crap. Go back later and make it not suck.