21.8.06

In which I put down the manuscript and back away slowly.

I will now stop futzing with the first five pages. After all, there another three hundred and ninety five that urgently need my immediate attention! So. Futzing concluded. End of futz. Now. Stop. Stop. Stop.

20.8.06

The first five pages...

...are still giving me fits. I rewrite them, then find many new things to fix. Thirteen edits remaining.