Still sick and bedraggled, but my concentration was better today. I cut and paste all the beginning notes and end notes for Moonshifted into my note files. Haven't trusted myself to dive into the text yet. Soon, i hope!
My draft 2 doc is now 75k long. For reference, my main note doc is 60k. There's a lot of duplication of effort in there, wrong leads, things that I could delete but haven't, due to a paranoid obligation to keep things. I don't hoard cats or cars -- just books and drafts ;). I'm afraid there's a good idea somewhere i haven't mined, or a line that i want to resee. In truth, these things well up from within, when you need them. There's no mythical lost text-- chances are what you're doing now, was better than stuff from back then, anyhow. I keep them just in case. And I do comb them for things to do later. The future book file's got a lot of important ideas in it for me, now that i'm starting to look forward.
This rambly post, which i can barely see, typing with a cat across my arms, is brought to you by the makers of Theraflu and Ambien. I'm hoping their combined powers, plus my upright sleeping position will lead to me being able to breathe for the most of the night. And also, my therapeutic cat.